Actinic keratosis is commonly encountered in day to day clinics. These (potentially premalignant) lesions have a predilection to sun-exposed areas such as the scalp, face, forearms, and dorsa of the hands. Various options exist for the treatment of actinic keratosis, most of which can be applied at the bedside.
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 this module - and achieve the minimum pass rate of 60% - you'll be awarded with a downloadable 1 hour CPD Certificate, which you can print or upload to your CPD Portfolio.
This module is composed of 10 multiple-choice assessment questions on the diagnosis and management of actinic keratosis. On successful completion of this module, you will have an improved understanding of:
The ability to diagnose actinic keratosis by identifying clinical and dermoscopic features
The potential risk of malignancy of actinic keratosis
Available and emerging therapies for actinic keratosis, including their mechanism of action