actinic keratosis (AK)
“solar keratosis” and “senile keratosis”) is a premalignant condition of thick, scaly, or crusty patches of skin.
potential to progress to skin cancer of the squamous type.
Can be treated by a number of topical approaches such as Aldara, Imiquimod cream, which is an immune response modifier acting to increase the body’s immune response.
Note: Imiquimod cream is used to treat external genital and perianal warts caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), actinic keratosis and primary superficial basal cell carcinoma (sBCC).