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]

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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Blepharospasm, swollen eyelids, pruritus, photokeratitis, and photodermatitis of feet and eyelids were observed in all UVB irradiated birds at the outset of day 3 of experiment BB1, at which point this experiment was stopped.
2] (BB3), the product of a longer exposure to less than half the irradiance compared with BB1, resulted, in a few birds, in only mild signs of photodermatitis and photokeratitis after 4 days.
And even if they do, the action spectrum of their photodermatitis is in many cases much too broad and patients are too sun sensitive for even broad-spectrum sunscreens to have any effect," Dr.
UVA penetrates the skin more deeply and is absorbed by the chromophores which induce photodermatitis (5).
Consequently, such drug induced photodermatitis can be prevented by mere withdrawal of the causative drug and replacement with alternative drugs.
Because the perfume is often applied to the chest, the ensuing photodermatitis which resembles a pendent, was referred to as 'necklace dermatitis'.
Photodermatitis provoked by dapsone: a case report.
Dapsone-induced photodermatitis in a patient with leprosy.