What we do
PraKtis is a large scale prevalence study of actinic keratosis and other selected skin diseases in the general Italian population. Actinic keratosis are a frequent condition. They are a strong indicator of the risk of squamous cell and basal cell carcinoma and, as pre-cancer lesions, they can develop into invading squamous cell carcinomas. Actinic keratosis is strongly connected to chronic sun exposure and the incidence increases with age.
The PraKtis project, coordinated by Centro Studi GISED in collaboration with DOXA and the Laboratory of General Epidemiology at the Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri in Milan, ended up in May 2004 when a representative sample of 12.000 adult subjects was collected. The lifetime prevalence of several skin diseases was estimated in Italy.
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