actinic reticuloid

(redirected from photosensitive eczema)

ac·tin·ic re·tic·u·loid

chronic pruritic erythema beginning on sun-exposed areas in elderly males, with marked thickening and ridging of exposed skin simulating lymphoma; there is infiltration by atypical CD8-positive T lymphocytes.

actinic reticuloid

A chronic photodermatitis characterised by an infiltrate of histiocytes in the dermis; many patients are elderly men with a history of contact—e.g., flowers, chemicals and/or endogenous photosensitisation.
 
DiffDx
Mycosis fungoides.
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AR, photosensitive eczema, chronic photosensitive dermatitis, and persistent light reaction are different variants of the same dis-ease, known as chronic actinic dermatitis, defined on the basis of the following criteria: 1) dermatitis of photo-exposed areas; 2) eczema-matched histological appearance (or with lymphoma-like changes); and 3) reduction of MED for UVB (mJ/c[m.
1 It has been shown to be a spectrum of diseases including actinic reticuloid and photosensitive eczema.