Korean J Dermatol.  1992 Dec;30(6):906-912.

A case of chronic actinic dermatitis

Abstract

Chronic actinic dermatitis was recently proposed to be a syndrome of chronic photosen-sitivity that incudes photosensitive eczema, persitent light reection, photosensitivity dermatitis and actinic reticuloid. We report herein a case of chronic actinic dermatitis which occured in a 60-year-old man. He suffered from a chronic eczematous dermatitis affecting e posed skin and some covered area with a feature of erythroderma. Phototesting showed abnormal photosensitivity to both UVB and UVA as will as to visible light. Skin biopsy specimes revealed histologic findings of spongiotic dermatitis in which dermal infiltrates were mainy consisted of T lymphocytes with suppressor T cells dominance on immunohistochemistry.

Keyword

Chronic actinic dermatitis; Erythroderma; Immunohistochemistry

MeSH Terms

Actins
Biopsy
Dermatitis
Dermatitis, Exfoliative
Eczema
Humans
Immunohistochemistry
Light
Middle Aged
Photosensitivity Disorders*
Skin
T-Lymphocytes
Actins
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