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    Evaluation of patients with photodermatoses.

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    • David Choi
      The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
      United Kingdom
      Swati Kannan
      Medical College of Georgia
      Tbilisi | Georgia
      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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