"Keratosis, Actinic" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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White or pink lesions on the arms, hands, face, or scalp that arise from sun-induced DNA DAMAGE to KERATINOCYTES in exposed areas. They are considered precursor lesions to superficial SQUAMOUS CELL CARCINOMA.
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