188 results match your criteria Actinic Prurigo

Cutaneous reactive B-cell lymphoid proliferations.

J Cutan Pathol 2022 Jun 3. Epub 2022 Jun 3.

Department of Pathology, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA.

Cutaneous lymphoid hyperplasia (CLH), also known as cutaneous pseudolymphoma, is a spectrum of benign conditions characterized by reactive B- and T-cell cutaneous lymphocytic infiltrates. B-cell lymphoid proliferations are a heterogenous group of non-neoplastic cutaneous diseases that must be histopathologically distinguished from cutaneous B-cell lymphomas. These proliferations can be observed as reactive phenomena to infections, medications, allergens, neoplasms, and more. Read More

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The Immunogenetics of Photodermatoses.

Adv Exp Med Biol 2022 ;1367:369-381

Department of Dermatology, National Cheng Kung University Hospital, College of Medicine, Tainan, Taiwan.

Photodermatosis is an abnormal skin inflammatory reaction to light. The major classifications of photodermatoses are idiopathic photodermatoses, photodermatoses due to exogenous or endogenous agents, photo-exacerbated dermatoses, and photosensitive genodermatoses. In this chapter, we focus on idiopathic photodermatoses and drug-related photodermatoses and emphasize on the epidemiology and immunogenetic backgrounds. Read More

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Dupilumab for the Treatment of Actinic Prurigo.

Skinmed 2021 1;19(6):471-472. Epub 2021 Dec 1.

Division of Dermatology, Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ.

A 42-year-old Latino man with a medical history of vitiligo presented to our outpatient clinic with a 25-year history of a recurrent, itchy eruption on his face and hands. Physical examination revealed pink, scaly, erythematous, lichenified papules and plaques with overlying crusts, photodistributed on the nose, chin, cheeks, hands, and ears (Figures 1a and 2a). The lips were edematous with hemorrhagic crusting, and conjunctival injection and partial corneal opacities were noted (Figures 1b-1c). Read More

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January 2022

Attenuation of actinic prurigo eruptions with Polypodium leucotomos supplementation.

Pediatr Dermatol 2022 Jan 9;39(1):145-146. Epub 2021 Dec 9.

Department of Dermatology, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA.

Actinic prurigo is a rare pruritic photodermatosis. We report the use of Polypodium leucotomos extract in an 11-year-old female patient with actinic prurigo, resulting in a significant attenuation of her disease without development of adverse effects to date. Polypodium leucotomos exerts a pleiotropic immunomodulatory and antioxidant effect by shifting the balance from pro- to an antiinflammatory cytokine environment. Read More

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January 2022

Value of the toluidine blue test as an aid to determine the biopsy site in actinic prurigo cheilitis.

Autops Case Rep 2021 12;11:e2021247. Epub 2021 Mar 12.

Autonomous Metropolitan University Xochimilco, Department of Health Care, Mexico City, Mexico.

Actinic prurigo (AP) is a type of photodermatosis that primarily affects the Latin American mestizo population. Histologically, AP cheilitis exhibits acanthosis with spongiosis and vacuolation of the basal cell layer overlying a dense lymphocytic inflammatory infiltrate that forms well-defined lymphoid follicles. Toluidine blue is a thiazide, acidophilic, and metachromatic dye used to selectively stain the acidic components of tissues such as sulfates, carboxylates, and phosphate radicals that are incorporated into DNA and RNA. Read More

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Seven- and 23-year-old Siblings with Papulonodular Lesions after Sun Exposure: A Quiz.

Acta Derm Venereol 2021 Jul 30;101(7):adv00513. Epub 2021 Jul 30.

Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Allergology, Charité Universitätsmedizin, Berlin, Germany.

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Development of hMC1R Selective Small Agonists for Sunless Tanning and Prevention of Genotoxicity of UV in Melanocytes.

J Invest Dermatol 2021 07 18;141(7):1819-1829. Epub 2021 Feb 18.

Department of Dermatology, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. Electronic address:

Activation of the human melanocortin 1 receptor (hMC1R) expressed on melanocytes by α-melanocortin plays a central role in regulating human pigmentation and reducing the genotoxicity of UV by activating DNA repair and antioxidant defenses. For the development of a hMC1R-targeted photoprotection strategy, we designed tetra- and tripeptide agonists with modifications that provide the necessary lipophilicity and hMC1R selectivity to be effective drugs. These peptides proved to be superior to most of the existing analogs of the physiological tridecapeptide α-melanocortin because of their small size and high hMC1R selectivity. Read More

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Actinic prurigo in a dermatological reference center in Colombia: 108 cases

Biomedica 2020 09 1;40(3):487-497. Epub 2020 Sep 1.

Unidad de Investigaciones, Fundación Universitaria Sanitas, Bogotá, D.C., Colombia.

Introduction: Actinic prurigo is a chronic photodermatosis. It affects the Latin American population more frequently, predominantly women, and involves the sun-exposed areas of the skin, conjunctiva, and lips. Objective: To update the information on the clinical-epidemiological characteristics and treatment of patients with actinic prurigo in Colombia. Read More

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September 2020

Clearance of pediatric actinic prurigo with dupilumab.

Pediatr Dermatol 2020 Nov 31;37(6):1176-1178. Epub 2020 Aug 31.

Department of Dermatology, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, Wisconsin, USA.

Actinic prurigo is a rare, idiopathic chronic photodermatosis of childhood characterized by excoriated papules, nodules, and plaques in sun-exposed areas. It is notoriously difficult to treat. The disorder involves a type IV hypersensitivity reaction driven by both Th1 and Th2 inflammatory pathways, the latter of which leads to secretion of IL-4, IL-5, IL-13, and production of B cells, IgE, and IgG4. Read More

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November 2020

A Patient With a 10-Year History of Generalized Pruritus.

JAMA Dermatol 2020 06;156(6):697-698

Department of Dermatology, Hospital Universitari Son Espases, Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

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CARMIL2-related immunodeficiency manifesting with photosensitivity.

Pediatr Dermatol 2020 Jul 27;37(4):695-697. Epub 2020 Apr 27.

Departments of Dermatology and Pediatrics, Columbia University Irving Medical Center, New York, New York.

We report a case of a newly recognized primary immunodeficiency due to biallelic mutations in CARMIL2 manifesting as an actinic prurigo-like photodermatitis, allergic diathesis and recurrent infections in a child. We present this case to highlight a rare phenotype seen in this T-cell immunodeficiency and provide an overview of other dermatologic manifestations among published reports of this condition. Read More

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Thalidomide: An option for the pediatric patient with actinic prurigo.

Pediatr Dermatol 2020 Mar 25;37(2):362-365. Epub 2019 Dec 25.

Dermatology Department, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Hospital Universitario "Dr. José Eleuterio González", Monterrey, México.

Actinic prurigo (AP) is an immune-mediated photodermatosis that usually starts in childhood and is predominant among American indigenous and mestizo communities. In adults with AP, thalidomide is the treatment of choice; however, there is little information on its use in pediatric patients. We report the case of a 10-year-old girl with AP treated successfully with thalidomide. Read More

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Phototherapy in the Evaluation and Management of Photodermatoses.

Dermatol Clin 2020 Jan 18;38(1):71-77. Epub 2019 Oct 18.

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

Ultraviolet light (UV) and visible light are important components in the diagnosis of photodermatoses, and UV has the unique ability to also be used to manage photodermatoses. Phototesting, provocative light testing, and photopatch testing can provide important information in diagnosing patients with photodermatoses; phototesting can be used to determine the starting dose for phototherapy in these patients. Once photosensitivity is established, narrowband UVB and UVA1 therapy have helped to improve the quality of life of photosensitive patients, such as those with polymorphous light eruption, chronic actinic dermatitis, and solar urticaria. Read More

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January 2020

Epidermal Langerhans cells resistance to solar-simulated radiation in actinic prurigo patients with low minimal erythema dose.

Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed 2020 Mar 22;36(2):105-110. Epub 2019 Oct 22.

Pathology Department, Hospital Universitario de la Fundacion Santafe de Bogotá, Bogotá, Colombia.

Background: Actinic prurigo is a chronic photodermatosis of unclear pathogenesis. Epidermal Langerhans cell resistance to migration after ultraviolet radiation exposure has been proposed as a possible mechanism, as occurs in polymorphic light eruption patients. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of solar-simulated radiation (SSR) on epidermal Langerhans cells in the uninvolved skin of actinic prurigo patients. Read More

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Actinic prurigo: a condition that affects the Latin American population.

Int J Dermatol 2019 Nov 27;58(11):e220-e221. Epub 2019 Jul 27.

Department of Dermatology, General Hospital "Dr. Manuel Gea González, Mexico City, Mexico.

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November 2019

Papular Eruption on Sun-Exposed Skin.

Actas Dermosifiliogr (Engl Ed) 2019 May 25;110(4):309-310. Epub 2018 Oct 25.

Servicio de Dermatología, Hospital General Universitario de Alicante, Alicante, España.

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Photocontact Dermatitis and Its Clinical Mimics: an Overview for the Allergist.

Clin Rev Allergy Immunol 2019 Feb;56(1):32-40

Department of Dermatology, The University of Texas Southwestern, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX, 75390-9069, USA.

Photo-contact dermatitis (PCD) describes the adverse cutaneous reaction that occurs in some patients as a result of simultaneous exposure to a contactant and to light. PCD can be subdivided into photo-allergic and photo-irritant dermatitis depending on whether the contactant respectively invokes an allergic or irritant reaction. Photo-irritant reactions are commonly caused by plants, psoralens, and medications taken internally, whereas photo-allergic reactions are commonly caused by sunscreens and topical nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Read More

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February 2019

Expression of E-cadherin, syndecan 1, Ki-67, and maintenance minichromosome 3 in tissue lesions of actinic prurigo obtained by incisional biopsy.

Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2018 Apr-Jun;61(2):225-227

Department of Stomatology, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Autonomous University of Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico.

Actinic prurigo (AP) is an idiopathic photodermatosis; the initial manifestations usually occur during the first decades of life but can appear at any age. Cases are usually diagnosed late once the lesions have exacerbated; due to the extensive involvement of the vermilion border and the etiology, it has been confused with and related to a potentially malignant process. Syndecan-1 and E-cadherin were positive in the epidermis, with moderate-to-intense staining in 100% of samples. Read More

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October 2018

A review of photodiagnostic investigations over 26 years: experience of the National Scottish Photobiology Service (1989-2015).

J R Coll Physicians Edinb 2017 Dec;47(4):345-350

H Naasan, Dermatology Department, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee, UK. Email:

Background The Scottish Photobiology Service is the national referral pathway for patients with cutaneous photosensitivity diseases in Scotland. We reviewed the pattern of diagnosis of photosensitivity diseases and investigations performed between 1989 and 2015. Methods and Results Data were collected from the Photodiagnostic Database, annual reports and paper records. Read More

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December 2017

Risk factors associated with actinic prurigo: a case control study.

An Bras Dermatol 2017 Nov-Dec;92(6):774-778

Dermatology Department, Hospital General Dr. Manuel Gea González, Mexico City, Mexico.

Background: Actinic prurigo (AP) is an idiopathic photodermatosis. Although its initial manifestations can appear in 6 to 8-year-old children, cases are diagnosed later, between the second and fourth decades of life, when the injuries are exacerbated.

Objective: To identify risk factors associated with clinical manifestations of AP such as skin and mucosal lesions. Read More

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Actinic Prurigo in Scandinavian Adolescent Successfully Treated with Cyclosporine A.

Jan C Sitek

Dermatol Reports 2017 Mar 1;9(1):7050. Epub 2017 Jun 1.

Department of Dermatology, Oslo University Hospital, Norway.

Actinic prurigo is a pruritic sun-induced dermatosis classified among the immunologically mediated photodermatoses. The disease is a well-known entity among Native Americans and in Central and South America, however rare in Caucasians with only a few reports from Australia, Britain and France. We report the first case of actinic prurigo in a Scandinavian patient, responding favorably to systemic treatment with cyclosporine A. Read More

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Polymorphic light eruption and IL-1 family members: any difference with allergic contact dermatitis?

Photochem Photobiol Sci 2017 Sep;16(9):1471-1479

Department of Medicine, Surgery and Dentistry, "Scuola Medica Salernitana" University of Salerno, Italy.

Polymorphic light eruption (PLE) is described as a delayed-type hypersensitivity reaction (DTHR) toward a de novo light-induced antigen, yet to be identified. In effect, the inflammatory pathways of PLE and allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) share common patterns in terms of the mediators involved from the innate and adaptive immune system participating in the DTHR. As we have previously highlighted the role of interleukin (IL)-1 family members in ACD, we hypothesised that the same mediators could have similar functions in PLE. Read More

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September 2017

Efficacy of a Daily Protective Moisturizer with High UVB and UVA Photoprotection in Decreasing Ultraviolet Damage: Evaluation by Reflectance Confocal Microscopy.

Acta Derm Venereol 2017 Nov;97(10):1196-1201

Melanoma Unit, Dermatology Department, Hospital Clínic and IDIBAPS (Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer), Barcelona, Spain.

Patients with photodermatoses or actinic keratosis benefit from very high ultraviolet B-ultraviolet A (UVB-UVA) photoprotection. However, poor compliance is an issue that jeopardizes adequate protection, leading to disease recurrence. This study evaluated the efficacy of a daily protective moisturizer with high UVB and UVA photoprotection applied 8 h before irradiation. Read More

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November 2017

Successful Short Desensitization Treatment Protocol with Narrowband UVB Phototherapy (TL-01) in Polymorphic Light Eruption.

Actas Dermosifiliogr 2017 Oct 23;108(8):752-757. Epub 2017 May 23.

Dermatology Department, Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.

Introduction: Polymorphic light eruption (PLE) is a common idiopathic photodermatosis that typically presents with pruritic papular or papulovesicular lesions on sun-exposed skin between spring and autumn. In many subjects PLE is mild, and can usually be prevented by the use of broad-spectrum topical sunscreens and a gradual increase in sunlight exposure. However, in some individuals, sunlight exposure results in florid PLE and they often benefit from prophylactic desensitization treatment using phototherapy in early spring, an artificial method that induces a "hardening" phenomenon. Read More

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October 2017

Actinic prurigo as a hypersensitivity reaction type 4.

Int J Dermatol 2017 Jun 27;56(6):e135-e136. Epub 2017 Feb 27.

Dermatology, Dr. Manuel Gea González, General Hospital, Mexico City, Mexico.

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Photodermatoses: Kids are not just little people.

Clin Dermatol 2016 Nov - Dec;34(6):724-735. Epub 2016 Jul 12.

University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology, Farmington, CT.

Photodermatoses are a group of skin disorders caused by abnormal reaction to ultraviolet radiation. Photodermatoses are divided into four groups: (1) immunologically mediated photodermatoses; (2) chemical- and drug-induced photodermatoses; (3) photoaggravated dermatoses; and (4) hereditary photodermatoses. This contribution discusses differences in the approach and diagnosis of pediatric and adult patients with suspected photodermatoses, focusing on immunologically mediated photodermatoses and chemical- and drug-induced photodermatoses. Read More

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