Chronic photosensitive dermatitis

Last Updated: 2019-08-27

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

ICD11: -

Frain-Bell et al. 1974

Chronic, UV-induced dermatitis, exclusively in older men. Subtype of chronic actinic dermatitis.

Only older men.

Older men who usually had multiple positive findings in the patch (epicutaneous) or photo patch test. This leads to chronic eczema.

Medical history


If necessary biopsy and TCR PCR

Photoprovocation testing, if necessary

Photopatch testing, if necessary

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