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Treatment Options for Actinic Keratoses

An Overview of Lesion and Field-Based Solutions

Actinic Keratoses (AKs) are precancerous growths on the skin, typically characterized by rough and dry skin lesions. In this video, Gary Goldenberg, MD, Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Pathology, and Medical Director of The Dermatology Faculty Practice at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, reviews treatment options for AKs. These options include curettage and electrodessication, cryotherapy, topical chemotherapy, and other topical creams.

Reading:
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Pharmacoeconomic considerations in treating actinic keratosis. Neidecker MV, Davis-Ajami ML, Balkrishnan R, Feldman SR. Pharmacoeconomics. 2009;27(6):451-64. doi: 10.2165/00019053-200927060-00002. Review.

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