actinic dermatitis


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Noun1.actinic dermatitis - dermatitis caused exposure to sunlightactinic dermatitis - dermatitis caused exposure to sunlight
dermatitis - inflammation of the skin; skin becomes itchy and may develop blisters
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His condition - chronic actinic dermatitis made him allergic to light - including UVA and UVB and artificial light such as fluorescent lights in shops.
It may be noted that atopic dermatitis (3%), chronic actinic dermatitis (8%), asteatotic eczema (1%), hand eczema (8%), and seborrheic dermatitis (5%) were listed as separate diagnoses.
It was hypothesized that chronic actinic dermatitis may be the final stage of a contact photoallergy, contact ec-zema, drug photosensitivity, polymorphic light eruption, or en-dogenous eczema (8).
Diagnosis and pharmacological treatment of chronic actinic dermatitis in the elderly: an update.
BARCELONA, SPAIN -- Spontaneous resolution is often part of the natural history of chronic actinic dermatitis, Dr.