keratosis

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keratosis

[‚ker·ə′tō·səs]
(medicine)
Any disease of the skin characterized by an overgrowth of the cornified epithelium.
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This Phase II clinical study aims to determine the activity, safety and pharmacokinetics of KX2-391 ointment 1% (5 days or 3 days) in adults with actinic keratosis on the face or scalp.
A randomized, double-blind clinical trial was performed on patients with actinic keratosis on the face or scalp from January 2010 to March 2011 in Sina hospital; the effect of cryotherapy alone, and Acnalen 0.
The development of actinic keratosis into invasive squamous cell carcinoma: evidence and evolving classification schemes.
These deeper levels revealed 2 cases of actinic keratosis, 2 cases of spongiotic dermatitis, and a variety of benign lesions including viral wart, seborrheic keratosis, solar lentigo, and benign fibrous papule.
Accumulating evidence indicates that actinic keratosis (AK) should be regarded as early squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) confined to the epidermis (SCC in situ).
Metvix is approved for non-melanoma skin cancer (basal cell carcinoma, BCC) and pre-cancerous skin lesions, actinic keratosis (AK), in most European countries and New Zealand, while market authorizations are pending in other countries.
Annoying lesions that peel or flake indicate actinic keratosis.
A liquid nitrogen treatment was used to remove an actinic keratosis from the tip of Clinton's nose.
The condition, called actinic keratosis, appears as a raised tan or reddish splotch on the skin.
Older adults should pay particular attention to the red, scaly patches of actinic keratosis occurring on the forehead, which can be precancerous.
The company provides proprietary products and services that address skin diseases and conditions including psoriasis, vitiligo, acne, actinic keratosis (a precursor to certain types of skin cancer) and photo damage.