Actinic Keratoses

FDA: Multiple Pet Fatalities After Exposure to Human Topical Drug

By January 19, 2017

Clinicians and pharmacists who prescribe and fill medications containing the drug are advised to inform patients to avoid exposure to pets.

Ameluz Gel Approved for Treating Actinic Keratoses

By May 13, 2016

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Ameluz (aminolevulinic acid HCl; Biofrontera) gel, in combination with photodynamic therapy using BF-RhodoLED lamp, for the lesion-directed and field-directed treatment of actinic keratoses of mild-to-moderate severity on the face and scalp.

Actinic Keratosis Patients Show Poor Treatment Adherence

April 25, 2016

A considerable proportion of patients with actinic keratosis (AK) receiving long-term topical treatment have poor persistence or adherence, according to a study published online in the British Journal of Dermatology.

Actinic Keratoses Side Effects Decrease With Pulse Photodynamic Tx

February 17, 2016

Pulse photodynamic therapy (pulse-PDT) and corticosteroid pulse-PDT reduce treatment-induced erythema in patients treated for actinic keratoses (AK), according to a study published online Feb. 8 in the British Journal of Dermatology.

FDA: Reports of Severe Allergic Reactions with Picato

By August 21, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning about reports of severe allergic reactions and herpes zoster associated with the use of Picato (ingenol mebutate topical gel).

Rapid-Onset SCC Observed After Actinic Keratoses Tx

August 10, 2015

Two cases of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) have been described, with rapid onset after application of ingenol mebutate gel for treatment of actinic keratosis (AK).

For Actinic Keratoses, Photodynamic Therapy Beats Cryotherapy

September 02, 2014

For actinic keratoses (AKs), photodynamic therapy (PDT) is associated with improved response compared with cryotherapy.

Teledermatology Is Reliable for Initial Triage Consultations

February 18, 2014

Teledermatology is reliable for initial triage of patients, according to a study published online.

New Laser Resurfacing Therapy Promising for Actinic Keratoses

January 11, 2013

For patients with facial photodamage and actinic keratoses (AK), treatment with a new fractional resurfacing technique that uses a 1927-nm nonablative thulium laser reduces the number of facial AK and produces noticeable improvement in overall photodamage.