actinic dermatitis


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Noun1.actinic dermatitis - dermatitis caused exposure to sunlightactinic dermatitis - dermatitis caused exposure to sunlight
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Chronic actinic dermatitis (CAD) is an immunologically mediated photosensitive disorder, which shows pruritic eczematous lesions, mainly on sun-exposed skin [1].
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.
However, the committee did find substantial evidence linking "single-envelope" CFLs--those with the bare spiral tube showing--to aggravation of chronic actinic dermatitis, solar urticaria, lupus erythematosus, and photosensitive eye conditions.
AR, photosensitive eczema, chronic photosensitive dermatitis, and persistent light reaction are different variants of the same dis-ease, known as chronic actinic dermatitis, defined on the basis of the following criteria: 1) dermatitis of photo-exposed areas; 2) eczema-matched histological appearance (or with lymphoma-like changes); and 3) reduction of MED for UVB (mJ/c[m.sup,2]) and for UVA (J/c[m.sup,2]) (1, 5-7).