chronic actinic dermatitis

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chronic actinic dermatitis

A photosensitive dermopathy that occurs in all races, which primarily affects elderly men, and may be linked to endogenous eczema, photoallergic or allergic contact dermatitis, drug photosensitivity, polymorphic light eruption or, rarely, HIV infection.

Chronic actinic dermatitis, key features
• Reduction in the minimal erythema dose to UVA, UVB and/or visible light;
• Persistent eczematous eruption that predominantly affects sun-exposed skin, but which may extend to covered areas;
• Histopathologic changes consistent with chronic eczema ± cutaneous lymphoma-like changes.
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Conducted by French dermatologists over a 60-day period, 150 volunteers participated in the open trial designed to gauge the effect of GliSODin in individuals susceptible to flushing and burns, sun allergy, and other reactions such as pruritus, solar eczema and rashes.

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