Ferguson, "Contact allergy to sunscreen chemicals in photosensitivity dermatitis/actinic reticuloid
syndrome (PD/AR) and polymorphic light eruption (PLE)," Contact Dermatitis, vol.
Actinic reticuloid (AR) is a rare chronic idiopathic photosensitive dermatosis, with an estimated incidence of 1 in 6,000, found more frequent in elderly men (1), (2).
"Actinic reticuloid": A chronic dermato-sis associated with severe photosensitivity and the histological resemblance to lymphoma.
Contact allergic sensitivity to plants and the photosen-sitivity dermatitis and actinic reticuloid syndrome.
The syndrome of chronic photo-sensitivity dermatitis and actinic reticuloid. Br J Dermatol.
Marticorena (1963) described for the pollen grains of the genera of Sicyineae "echinate or echinulate exine, covered by an apparently loose coat, formed by baculoid processes, which in some species, have a loosely reticuloid
Chronic actinic dermatitis (CAD) is a severe, socially disabling and intractable photosensitive disorder particularly affecting elderly men.1 It has been shown to be a spectrum of diseases including actinic reticuloid and photosensitive eczema.2 The dermatitis is characterized by a light sensitive predominantly eczematous eruption sometimes with infiltrated plaques on the exposed areas and a tendency to progress to erythroderma, sometimes with circulating S3zary cells in severe cases.3
Azathioprine in the treatment of eczema and actinic reticuloid. Br J Dermatol 1982; 107 (Suppl 22): 23.