Korean J Dermatol.  2002 Sep;40(9):1142-1144.

A Case of Chronic Actinic Dermatitis

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  • 1Department of Dermatology, Seoul Veterans Hospital, Korea.

Abstract

Chronic actinic dermatitis was recently proposed as a syndrome including photosensitive eczema, photosensitivity dermatitis, actinic reticuloid, and persistent light reactivity. It is defined on the basis of 3 criteria, including clinically persistent eczematous eruption on sun-exposed skin, histologically consistent with chronic eczema, and photobiologically decreased MED to UVB. We report herein a 61-year-old man presented with 2-year history of erythematous to brownish lichenified papules and plaques on sun-exposed areas and shown decreased minimal erythema doses to both UVB and UVA. Biopsy specimen showed consistent with chronic eczema. He was treated with topical therapies of topical steroids and intralesional injection of triamcinolone, and oral anti-histamine, with avoidance of exposure to sun.

Keyword

Chronic actinic dermatitis; Topical therapies

MeSH Terms

Biopsy
Eczema
Erythema
Humans
Injections, Intralesional
Middle Aged
Photosensitivity Disorders*
Skin
Solar System
Steroids
Triamcinolone
Steroids
Triamcinolone
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