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Solar Keratosis Evaluation
- Skin lesions on areas that have been exposed the sun
- Located in areas exposed to the sun
- Usually flat
- Rough or scaly
- Red or brown color
- May be firm
Testing is usually not required to make the diagnosis of actinic keratosis.
Tests that may be used to evaluate actinic keratosis include:
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PubMed Solar Keratosis References
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- Jorizzo JL, Carney PS, Ko WT, Robins P, Weinkle SH, Werschler WP. Treatment options in the management of actinic keratosis. Cutis. 2004 Dec;74(6 Suppl):9-17. 
- Spencer JM, Hazan C, Hsiung SH, Robins P. Therapeutic decision making in the therapy of actinic keratoses. J Drugs Dermatol. 2005 May-Jun;4(3):296-301. 
- Yu TC, Rahman Z, Ross BS. Actinic keratoses--surgical and physical therapeutic modalities. Cutis. 2003 May;71(5):381-4.