photodermatitis


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Related to photodermatitis: eczema, Photodermatosis, phytophotodermatitis, phytodermatitis

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]

photodermatitis

/pho·to·der·ma·ti·tis/ (-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-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]

photodermatitis

dermatitis exacerbated by exposure to ultraviolet light (see phytophotodermatitis)

photodermatitis, photodermatosis

an abnormal state of the skin in which light is an important causative factor, e.g. actinic dermatitis.
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It can reach over 3 metres in height and, although it is not an unattractive plant, its sap causes photodermatitis or photosensitivity where the skin becomes very sensitive to sunlight and can suffer blistering, pigmentation and long-lasting scars.