Keratoacanthoma Questions & Answers

Updated: Jul 25, 2018
  • Author: Tsu-Yi Chuang, MD, MPH, FAAD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is keratoacanthoma?

What is the pathophysiology of keratoacanthoma?

What causes keratoacanthoma?

What is the prevalence of keratoacanthoma in the US?

What is the global prevalence of keratoacanthoma?

What is the racial predilection of keratoacanthoma?

What is the sexual predilection of keratoacanthoma?

Which age groups are at highest risk for keratoacanthoma?

What is the prognosis of keratoacanthoma?

What is included in patient education about keratoacanthoma?

Presentation

What is the clinical progression of keratoacanthoma?

Which physical findings are characteristic of keratoacanthoma?

DDX

Which conditions should be included in the differential diagnoses of keratoacanthoma?

What are the differential diagnoses for Keratoacanthoma?

Workup

What is the role of biopsy in the diagnosis of keratoacanthoma?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of keratoacanthoma?

Treatment

How is keratoacanthoma treated?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of keratoacanthoma?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with keratoacanthoma?

What is included in the long-term monitoring of patients with keratoacanthoma?

Medications

Which medications are used in the treatment of keratoacanthoma?

Which medications in the drug class Topical Skin Products are used in the treatment of Keratoacanthoma?

Which medications in the drug class Retinoid-like Agents are used in the treatment of Keratoacanthoma?

Which medications in the drug class Antineoplastics are used in the treatment of Keratoacanthoma?