actinodermatitis


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actinodermatitis

 [ak″tĭ-no-der″mah-ti´tis]
cutaneous inflammation due to excessive exposure to sunlight or to exposure to x-rays.

actinodermatitis

/ac·ti·no·der·ma·ti·tis/ (-der″mah-ti´tis) radiodermatitis.

actinodermatitis

(1) Chronic actinic dermatitis, see there.
(2) A nonspecific term for dermatitis induced by
• Solar radiation (actinic dermatitis), or
• Ionising radiation (radiation dermatitis).

pho·to·der·ma·ti·tis

(fō'tō-dĕr'mă-tī'tis)
Dermatitis caused or elicited by exposure to sunlight; may be phototoxic or photoallergic, and can result from topical application, ingestion, inhalation, or injection of mediating phototoxic or photoallergic material.
See also: photosensitization
Synonym(s): actinic dermatitis, actinodermatitis.
[photo- + G. derma, skin, + -itis, inflammation]

actinodermatitis

dermatitis from exposure to x-rays.