Recently, 5-fluorouracil 0.5%/salicylic acid 10% (5-FU/SA) topical solution has been included in the National Italian portfolio for lesion-directed treatment of grade I/II actinic keratosis (AKs) located on the face or scalp. To describe the utility of dermoscopy and RCM in treatment response monitoring of a series of AKs treated with 5-FU/SA as lesion-directed therapy. Consecutive patients were prospectively treated for a maximum of 12 weeks with 5-FU/SA for AKs located on the face or scalp. Clinical, dermoscopic, and confocal images of one index AK were acquired at each visit and pre-specified criteria were evaluated. Clinical, dermoscopic, and confocal responses were evaluated at last follow-up visit. Fourteen patients were enrolled, of which five were treated for 12 weeks, seven for 8, and two for 4 weeks. At a median follow up of 30 weeks, 64.3% (9/14) index AKs achieved complete clinical, 50% (7/14) complete dermoscopic and 42.9% (6/14) complete confocal clearance. Local skin reaction was mild and significantly decreased during therapy administration. Although the small number of cases, our study underlines the utility of both dermoscopy and in-vivo RCM in 5-FU/SA treatment response monitoring for AKs located on the face or scalp.

Pampena, R., Condorelli, A., Cornacchia, L., Guiducci, L., Raucci, M., Benati, E., Mirra, M., Peris, K., Lai, M., Pellacani, G., Longo, C., Treatment monitoring of 5-fluorouracil 0.5%/salicylic acid 10% lesion-directed therapy for actinic keratosis using dermoscopy and in-vivo reflectance confocal microscopy, <<DERMATOLOGIC THERAPY>>, 2020; 33 (4): e13744-N/A. [doi:10.1111/dth.13744] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/168624]

Treatment monitoring of 5-fluorouracil 0.5%/salicylic acid 10% lesion-directed therapy for actinic keratosis using dermoscopy and in-vivo reflectance confocal microscopy

Cornacchia, L.;Peris, K.;
2020

Abstract

Recently, 5-fluorouracil 0.5%/salicylic acid 10% (5-FU/SA) topical solution has been included in the National Italian portfolio for lesion-directed treatment of grade I/II actinic keratosis (AKs) located on the face or scalp. To describe the utility of dermoscopy and RCM in treatment response monitoring of a series of AKs treated with 5-FU/SA as lesion-directed therapy. Consecutive patients were prospectively treated for a maximum of 12 weeks with 5-FU/SA for AKs located on the face or scalp. Clinical, dermoscopic, and confocal images of one index AK were acquired at each visit and pre-specified criteria were evaluated. Clinical, dermoscopic, and confocal responses were evaluated at last follow-up visit. Fourteen patients were enrolled, of which five were treated for 12 weeks, seven for 8, and two for 4 weeks. At a median follow up of 30 weeks, 64.3% (9/14) index AKs achieved complete clinical, 50% (7/14) complete dermoscopic and 42.9% (6/14) complete confocal clearance. Local skin reaction was mild and significantly decreased during therapy administration. Although the small number of cases, our study underlines the utility of both dermoscopy and in-vivo RCM in 5-FU/SA treatment response monitoring for AKs located on the face or scalp.
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Pampena, R., Condorelli, A., Cornacchia, L., Guiducci, L., Raucci, M., Benati, E., Mirra, M., Peris, K., Lai, M., Pellacani, G., Longo, C., Treatment monitoring of 5-fluorouracil 0.5%/salicylic acid 10% lesion-directed therapy for actinic keratosis using dermoscopy and in-vivo reflectance confocal microscopy, <<DERMATOLOGIC THERAPY>>, 2020; 33 (4): e13744-N/A. [doi:10.1111/dth.13744] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/168624]
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