photodermatosis


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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.

photodermatitis, photodermatosis

an abnormal state of the skin in which light is an important causative factor, e.g. actinic dermatitis.
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Sunlight (UVR) exposure results in many biophysiological changes that result in several types of photodermatosis (Table 3).
Maxine Moody, 37, who suffers from a rare condition called idiopathic photodermatosis, stays indoors and covers her entire body in clothing to avoid the sun's dangerous UV rays.
UV radiation can lead to acute and chronic reactions and damage such as acceleration of skin aging, sunburn (erythema), DNA damage and photodermatosis.