Chronic photosensitive dermatitis

Last Updated: 2023-07-07

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.

Exclusively older men.

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



If necessary, biopsy

Photoprovocation testing

, if applicable

Photopatch testing

, if applicable.

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