Actinic reticuloid

Last Updated: 2023-07-07

Author(s): Anzengruber F., Navarini A.

ICD11: EJ30.1

Ive 1969

Actinic reticuloid

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 leontina

on the face.

UV protection

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