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Actinic keratosis

Actinic keratoses are a premalignant squamous lesions. They may appear clinically as a erythematous, scaly macules or papules. Lesions typically present in middle aged or elderly patients. Sun exposed areas are most commonly affected. Squamous cell carcinoma may develop from preexisting actinic keratoses. Thus, biosy of suspected lesions and long term follow-up are necessary in patients with this condition. The risk of subsequent metastastatic dissemination is very low (0.5-3.0%).