(1997; 132 pages) [French] [Spanish]
The lesions of actinic keratosis are distributed primarily over sun-exposed areas. Horny growths, which are often covered by light brown scales, are usually asymptomatic but they can be disfiguring.
The lesions respond to cautery and cryosurgery or topical application of fluorouracil over a 3-week period. Emollients, which soften the horny growths, may provide some relief for people with many lesions.