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Actinic Keratosis Summary

Description: White or pink lesions on the arms, hands, face, or scalp that arise from sun-induced DNA DAMAGE to KERATINOCYTES in exposed areas. They are considered precursor lesions to superficial SQUAMOUS CELL CARCINOMA.

Also Known As: Keratosis, Actinic; Actinic Keratoses; Keratoses, Actinic

Networked: 1203 relevant articles (194 outcomes, 203 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Actinic Keratosis

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. 1-phenyl-3,3-dimethyltriazene (PDT) : 72 outcomes 28 studies in 235 results : IBA
  2. imiquimod (Aldara) : 36 outcomes 33 studies in 145 results : FDA 4 Generic
  3. Fluorouracil (Carac) : 24 outcomes 23 studies in 132 results : FDA 33 Generic
  4. ingenol : 12 outcomes 8 studies in 54 results : IBA
  5. Cosmetics : 8 outcomes 6 studies in 32 results : IBA
  6. Diclofenac (SR 38) : 7 outcomes 12 studies in 59 results : FDA 39 Generic
  7. Aminolevulinic Acid (Levulan) : 7 outcomes 4 studies in 46 results : FDA 1
  8. methyl 5-aminolevulinate : 4 outcomes 9 studies in 30 results : IBA
  9. Retinoids : 4 outcomes 2 studies in 18 results : IBA
  10. Actinic cheilitis : 3 outcomes in 22 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Actinic Keratosis

  1. Basal Cell Carcinoma (Rodent Ulcer)
  2. Bowen's Disease (Disease, Bowen)
  3. Squamous Cell Carcinoma (Epidermoid Carcinoma)
  4. Skin Neoplasms (Skin Cancer)
  5. Warts (Wart)
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Key Therapies for Actinic Keratosis

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  1. Photochemotherapy (Photodynamic Therapy) : 74 outcomes 46 studies in 284 results
  2. Cryosurgery : 7 outcomes 6 studies in 27 results
  3. Lasers (Laser) : 4 outcomes 4 studies in 28 results
  4. Transplantation (Transplant Recipients) : 3 outcomes 3 studies in 26 results
  5. Dye Lasers : 3 outcomes 1 study in 5 results
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