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Comment & Response
November 2017

The Treatment of Actinic Keratoses—The Rule Rather Than the Exception

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Dermatology, Texas A&M College of Medicine, Baylor Scott and White Health, Temple
  • 2Dermatologic Surgery, Department of Dermatology, Texas A&M College of Medicine, Baylor Scott and White Health, Temple
JAMA Dermatol. 2017;153(11):1200. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2017.3395

To the Editor We read with great interest the article by Berry et al entitled “Influence of Information Framing on Patient Decisions to Treat Actinic Keratosis.”1 This work highlights a critical aspect of the physician-patient relationship—communication. As expected, the findings suggest that the verbiage used to describe actinic keratoses (AKs) can affect the patient’s decision to pursue treatment. Interestingly, regardless of how the question was framed, most patients preferred to treat these lesions.

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