Evaluation of Long-term Clearance Rates of Interventions for Actinic Keratosis

Photodynamic therapy with aminolevulinate and imiquimod are among the treatments with good long-term efficacy for actinic keratosis, according to an investigation published in JAMA Dermatology.

“Actinic keratoses (AK) are common precancerous lesions of the skin as a consequence of lifelong exposure to UV radiation,” Theresa Steeb, MPH, of the department of dermatology, Universitätsklinikum Erlangen, Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nürnberg in Erlangen, Germany, and colleagues wrote. “Multiple interventions are available for the treatment of AK in clinical practice, including topical drugs and ablative modalities.”