Keratoses


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Keratoses

 

a group of noninflammatory diseases of the skin of varied origins whose common manifestation is thickening of the horny layer. The development of keratosis is caused either by hyperplasia (intensified growth) of the horny layer or by increased cohesiveness (knitting) of the cells of that layer; with keratosis the sloughing of scales occurs five to ten times more slowly than in normal skin.

A distinction is made between congenital keratoses, which are due to congenital defects in the processes of cornification (ichthyosis and keratoderma), and acquired keratoses, which arise with various generalized and localized pathological processes (callosity, hypovitaminosis, and endocrine, toxic, syphilitic, gonorrheal, and other processes). Another form are the constitutional keratoses (lichen pilaris and kerosis), which form as a result of the effects of partly congenital and partly acquired unfavorable factors. Treatment of keratoses depends on the causes that produced development of the process.

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Safety and efficacy of hydrogen peroxide topical solution, 40% (w/ w) in patients with seborrheic keratoses: results from two identical, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase 3 studies (A-101-SEBK-301 /302).
As in previous studies, the number of actinic keratoses also declined in the nicotinamide group.
in their report of Leser-Trelat sign in mother and daughter with breast cancer observed that in their both patients there was sudden appearance of seborrheic keratoses with increased number and s ze after mastectomy and the lesions remains stable long after mastectomy.3Li et al, in their report of Leser-Trelat sign with primary hepatic carcinoma found that at 6-month postoperative follow-up, the lesions of seborrheic keratoses stopped progressing, but did not regress.
Multiple minute digitate hyperkeratoses: a proposed algorithm for the digitate keratoses. J Am Acad Dermatol.
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During an average 4-year prospective follow-up conducted at 6-month intervals in the Veterans Affairs Topical Tretinoin Chemoprevention Trial, the 1,131 elderly participants, most of whom were male, developed 3,291 periocular actinic keratoses (AICs).
26 January 2012 - Danish dermatologic and thrombotic drugs developer and marketer LEO Pharma A/S said today the US drug watchdog FDA had cleared Picato (ingenol mebutate) gel (0.015%, 0.05%) to treat actinic keratoses (AK) on the face, scalp, trunk and extremities.
Laser therapy can vaporize the top layer of skin, erasing sandpaper-like spots known as actinic keratoses (AKs) that are caused by sun exposure.
The frequency with which carcinoma develops in laryngeal keratoses is controversial.
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): A new study has shown that the NSAID Celebrex may help prevent some non-melanoma skin cancers from developing in patients who have pre-cancerous actinic keratoses lesions and are at high risk for having the disease.