Last Updated: 2023-07-07
Author(s): Anzengruber F., Navarini A.
Actinic reticuloid is a subtype of chronic actinic dermatitis. Histologically, there is a similarity to a T-cell lymphoma, so that it is also referred to as a pseudolymphoma.
Large, pruritic, erythematous, scaly papules and plaques in light-exposed areas. In some cases, erythroderma may occur, facies leontina (in the maximum form).
If necessary, biopsy
Photoprovocation testing, if applicable.
In addition, rhagades may appear on the hands, an ectropion on the eye and a facies leontinaon the face.
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