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Dermatology: Actinic Keratoses
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The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • Apr 30, 2012 (Issue 1389)
The FDA has approved ingenol mebutate (Picato – Leo) for topical treatment of actinic keratoses (AKs). The new drug is derived from the sap of the Euphorbia peplus plant, a traditional folk remedy for warts and other skin lesions.
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • Nov 08, 2004 (Issue 1195)
Our May 24, 2004 article on use of the immune response modulator imiquimod (Aldara) for treatment of actinic keratoses stated that no systemic effects have been detected. A physician reader objected, stating that he had developed fatigue while using the cream and had heard from dermatologists that other patients had also reported systemic effects.
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • May 24, 2004 (Issue 1183)
Imiquimod cream 5% (Aldara - 3M), an immune modifier previously approved for treatment of genital and perianal warts (Medical Letter 1997; 39:118), has now been approved by the FDA for treatment of actinic keratoses (AKs) on the face or scalp, and may also be approved soon for treatment of basal cell carcinoma. It produces apoptosis in malignant, but not normal, human keratinocytes (M Sch÷n et al, J Natl Cancer Inst 2003; 95:1138).
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • Jun 24, 2002 (Issue 1133)
Several new treatments are now available for actinic keratoses (AKs), scaly pink papules commonly found on sun-exposed areas of the face, scalp, forearms and dorsal surface of the hands, particularly in the elderly. Some AKs regress spontaneously, but a few may progress to squamous cell carcinoma; the risk of progression has been estimated to be about 0.25% to 1% per year (EWB Jeffes III and EH Tang, Am J Clin Dermatol 2000; 1:167).