Evaluation of patients with photodermatoses.

David Choi
David Choi
The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
United Kingdom
Swati Kannan
Swati Kannan
Medical College of Georgia
Tbilisi | Georgia
Henry W Lim
Henry W Lim
Henry Ford Hospital

Dermatol Clin 2014 Jul 5;32(3):267-75, vii. Epub 2014 May 5.

Department of Dermatology, Henry Ford Health System, Henry Ford Hospital, 3031 West Grand Boulevard, Suite 800, Detroit, MI 48202, USA. Electronic address:

The systematic evaluation of photosensitive patients involves a comprehensive history, physical examination, phototesting, and, if necessary, photopatch testing and laboratory evaluation. Polymorphous light eruption, chronic actinic dermatitis, solar urticaria, and photosensitivity secondary to systemic medications are the most commonly encountered photodermatoses in dermatology clinics worldwide.
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