Dermatol Clin 2014 Jul;32(3):385-98, ix
Dermatology Department, Beaumont Hospital, Beaumont Road, Beaumont, Dublin 9, Ireland; National Photodermatology Unit, Dermatology Department, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Eccles Street, Dublin 7, Ireland.
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Department of Dermatology, PSG Hospitals, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.
Photodermatoses are a group of disorders resulting from abnormal cutaneous reactions to solar radiation. They include idiopathic photosensitive disorders, drug or chemical induced photosensitivity reactions, DNA repair-deficiency photodermatoses and photoaggravated dermatoses. The pathophysiology differs in these disorders but photoprotection is the most integral part of their management. Read More
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Dermatology Department, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.
The photodermatoses are defined by their clinical features which result from exposure to ultraviolet radiation or visible light. Accurate diagnosis, which is often complicated, is essential to ensure appropriate treatment and protection from precipitating wavelengths. We review the acquired photodermatoses including polymorphic light eruption, hydroa vacciniforme and chronic actinic dermatitis. Read More
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Department of Dermatology, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI, USA.
Key to the management of photodermatoses is photoprotection, which includes seeking shade; wearing photoprotective clothing, wide brimmed hats, and sunglasses; and applying sunscreens. The process of selecting the most effective sunscreen depends on identification of the wavelengths of photons that are responsible for inducing the sensitivity reaction, which can be determined through assessment of patient history or by phototesting. Sunscreens with sun protection factor (SPF) >30 that incorporate photostable or photostabilized ultraviolet A (UVA) filters (labeled as 'broad spectrum' in the US) are usually the appropriate choice for adequate photoprotection. Read More
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Service de dermatologie, CHU, Saint-Etienne, France.
Photodermatosis is an heterogeneous group of affections characterized by an abnormal sensitivity of skin to sunlight responsible of a local or generalized eruption. Rare in children, the most frequent of them such as sun-burns, phytophotodermatosis and phototoxicity are fortunately benign, brief and spontaneously resolving. Some of them disappear spontaneously after few years like polymorphic light eruptions which are rather observed in children older than ten years. Read More