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Actinic Keratosis:

(Actinic keratosis is also known as precancerous skin lesion or solar keratosis)

In this article we are going primarily to talk about:

  • The facts about actinic keratosis.
  • Causes of actinic keratosis.
  • Actinic keratosis symptoms

The common facts about Actinic Keratosis:

    1. Actinic keratosis is basically the skin lesion that is formed on the skin area that is damaged by a sun exposure. The lesion on the skin may appear as smaller size patches of scaly type on different parts of body. Like facial skin, ears, bald scalp hand and arms that ahs been lasting for along time under the sun exposure.
    2. AKs basically are the precancerous condition by which the top layer of skin gets affected that is also known as epidermis. If the skin get damaged by receiving excess amount of ultra violet rays and is left as untreated for a long time It will leads the 15% of actinic keratosis to turn into a skin cancer form that is known as Squamous cell Carcinoma. If they diagnose on early stages they can be treated.
    3. It is usually a more common problem for the people who are having the fair skin. It is most commonly found in the North American and European people. The highest rate level of the growth of actinic keratosis is in the Australia.

Main causes of actinic Keratosis:

The main and most leading cause for actinic keratosis is the sun ultraviolet rays and the tanning lamps and beds of commercial kind. Different kind of changes can appear in the genetic material of the skin cells and may cause by the UV light rays. These genetically changes can help to cause the abnormal cell growth and forming lesions. The human papillomavirus infection and AK are interlinked but still there are no proofs for it.

The actinic keratosis can appear at any age but it is experienced that people under 60 mostly get affected by it. Some kind of transplant medication or having aids may also become a cause for developing it. They mostly have been noticed in men as compared to wome4n because the have to go for out door works and receives more sun exposure. So it is concluded that the people who receives more sun exposure are at high risk to receive actinic keratosis.

Actinic Symptoms:

The most common location for developing AK is facial skin. They usually seem to appear in the form of skin tone color and change into reddish brown. Initially they are small in size but may be enlarged gradually. Sometimes the occurrence of cone shaped like growth on the above surface of skin at the lesion site may notice. This is also known as cutaneous horn.

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