BOWENOID ACTINIC KERATOSIS

By Gary M. White, MD

Bowenoid Actinic Keratosis


A Bowenoid actinic keratosis is analogous to a severe actinic keratosis. It is histologically similar to Bowen's disease but occurs in a sun-exposed area and has histologic features of sun damage, e.g., solar elastosis.

Clinical

A well-defined red, scaly plaque is typical.

Treatment

Freezing, fluorouracil, or imiquimod are common treatments. See Bowen's disease for more treatment suggestions.

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