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Diclofenac gel in the treatment of actinic keratoses

Authors Nelson CG

Published 15 June 2011 Volume 2011:7 Pages 207—211

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/TCRM.S12498

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Christopher G Nelson
Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, FL, USA

Abstract: Actinic keratoses are areas of intraepithelial neoplasia for which treatment is necessary. Because they arise in areas of sun damage, it is desirable to treat the entire damaged field to not only treat visible lesions, but also subclinical, emerging malignancies, ie, “field therapy”, 5-fluorouracil, imiquimod, and diclofenac are all treatment options, and are discussed and compared.

Keywords: actinic keratosis, topical diclofenac, field therapy, review

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