New hope for actinic keratoses

What effect can a new agent, ingenol mebutate, have in treating skin lesions?

Actinic keratoses (AK) — also known as solar keratoses — are pre-malignant scaly macules that occur on sun-exposed areas such as the face, neck and dorsa of hands.1

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Pathophysiology of actinic keratoses

AKs are one of the most commonly encountered dermatological presentations in primary care. In Australia, their prevalence is 40-50% in Caucasians aged over 40,