Pronounced: Ak-TIN-ik care-a-TOE-sisEn Español (Spanish Version)
Actinic keratosis (AK) is abnormal growth of the skin. It results in a rough, scaly, or crusted patch of skin. AK tends to occur on sun-damaged skin.
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Last reviewedJune 2013by Brian Randall, MD
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