Section : Political Figures

George Bush and Actinic Keratosis

george hw bush

  • George Herbert Walker Bush (b.1924), a Republican, served two terms under President of the United States.
  • Once playing a round of golf in Summer 2002, he has caught on photograph with the following lesions.
  • In fact, the lesions are precancerous growths called actinic keratoses. 5-fluorouracil (known as Efudex in the United States) is one treatment that is applied 5 times a week for a short duration. It causes inflammation which can explain the appearance.

george hw bush actinic keratosis

  • Another treatment that was used for these keratoses is cryotherapy with liquid nitrogen.  (which he had in 2001)

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The same problem might have also happened to his son George Walker Bush (picture below): CLICK HERE

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image from wikipedia