Actinic Keratosis

Sponsored by: Sanofi Genzyme

This module will assess your knowledge of the advanced treatment of actinic keratosis, and on successful completion of all 10 questions, you'll be awarded with a one hour CPD Certificate.

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Resource Overview

Actinic keratoses are dysplastic lesions that occur on sun exposed skin and are most often the result of chronic sun exposure. Indeed the term solar keratosis is sometimes used (actinic being synonymous with sun induced). As with most sun induced conditions, they occur more commonly in the fair skinned and as they are dysplastic, more commonly in the immunosuppressed.

The prevalence of actinic keratoses in the UK and Ireland is about 20% in those aged over 60. Above this age, the number of actinic keratoses increases in direct proportion to age in men, but not in women according to studies listed in the latest guidelines. They are not always symptomatic and are occasionally noticed incidentally when patients present with other problems.

Once you complete the resource - and achieve the minimum pass rate of 60% - you'll be awarded with a downloadable one hour CPD Certificate, which you can print or upload to your CPD Portfolio.

Aims and Objectives

This module is composed of 10 assessment questions on the advanced treatment of actinic keratosis. On successful completion of this resource, you should have an improved understanding of:

  • The pathological mechanisms of actinic keratoses
  • How to approach the management of actinic keratoses
  • Treatment modalities
  • The place of this diagnosis within the context of skin malignancies

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