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Actinic Keratosis Causes & Risks


AKs develop because of high amounts of sun exposure.

Risk Factors

The following factors increase your chances of developing AK:

  • Fair complexion
  • Easy sunburning
  • Cumulative exposure to sun
  • Occupations or pastimes in sunlight (eg, farmer, lifeguard, outdoor sports)

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Copyright © 2023 EBSCO Publishing All rights reserved.

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