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Patient satisfaction and reported outcomes on the management of actinic keratosis

Authors Khanna R, Bakshi A, Amir Y, Goldenberg G

Received 2 September 2016

Accepted for publication 5 January 2017

Published 17 May 2017 Volume 2017:10 Pages 179—184


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Review by Single anonymous peer review

Peer reviewer comments 3

Editor who approved publication: Dr Jeffrey Weinberg

Raveena Khanna,1,2 Anshika Bakshi,3 Yasmin Amir,1 Gary Goldenberg1

1Department of Dermatology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, 2Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE, 3Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway Township, NJ, USA

Abstract: Actinic keratosis (AK) is a common dermatologic condition in which hyperplastic epidermal lesions develop in response to excessive and chronic exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation. If left untreated, AK can progress to squamous cell carcinomas of the skin. Incidence is rising worldwide as a result of the progressive aging of populations and an increase in lifetime cumulative exposure to UV radiation. Currently, various treatment options exist, which range from topical medications to light-based therapies and procedural modalities. In this article, we will review the treatment options for AK with a focus on assessments of patient satisfaction with treatment.

Keywords: actinic keratosis, treatment, outcomes, patient satisfaction, quality of life

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