Ann Dermatol.  1997 Jul;9(3):197-200. 10.5021/ad.1997.9.3.197.

Three Cases of Chronic Actinic Dermatitis Treated with Systemic PUVA Therapy

Abstract

Chronic actinic dermatitis is an uncommon disabling ecxematous photosensitive eruption. The skin lesion is characterized by persistent eczematous eruptions on sun exposed skin with possible extension into nonexposed areas. The phototest shows decreased minimal erythema doses (MED) to UVB and possibly UVA. Histological features demonstrate chronic eczema with or without the presence of lymphoma like changes. The present cases showed pruritic erythematous patches and plaques on sun exposed areas and showed decreased minimal erythema doses to both UVB and UVA. We herein report three cases of chronic actinic dermatitis treated with systemic PUVA therapy.

Keyword

Chronic actinic dermatitis; Systemic PUVA therapy

MeSH Terms

Eczema
Erythema
Lymphoma
Photosensitivity Disorders*
PUVA Therapy*
Skin
Solar System
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