photodermatitis

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photodermatitis

 [fo″to-der″mah-ti´tis]
an abnormal state of the skin in which light is an important causative factor.

pho·to·der·ma·ti·tis

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

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]
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