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Actinic keratosis - ear

Actinic keratosis - ear

Overview

These pre-malignant lesions (brown) are actinic keratoses. They are scaly and rough, and there is evidence of bleeding. They are shown here on a typical, sun-exposed area of skin.

Review Date 11/10/2020

Updated by: Ramin Fathi, MD, FAAD, Director, Phoenix Surgical Dermatology Group, Phoenix, AZ. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.