Article Text

Download PDFPDF
Management of actinic keratosis


Actinic keratoses are common, often multiple, epidermal lesions found mainly on the sun-exposed skin of fair-skinned middle-aged and older people.1 Over time, lesions may remain unchanged or may proliferate, regress, reappear or develop into squamous cell carcinoma (SCC).2 Detectable (spot) lesions are often associated with alteration of the surrounding skin (field) where subclinical lesions might be present.2 Interventions may target individual or multiple lesions or a whole field.2 Here, we update our previous review3 on the prevention and treatment of actinic keratoses, focusing on the licensed treatments most commonly used in the UK and recommended in UK guidelines.

Statistics from

Request Permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.