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Photosensitivity 

Photosensitivity

Chapter:
Photosensitivity
Author(s):

Jane McGregor

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.2309_update_001

July 30, 2015: This chapter has been re-evaluated and remains up-to-date. No changes have been necessary.

Update:

Chapter reviewed June 2011—no substantial updates required.

Updated on 30 Nov 2011. The previous version of this content can be found here.
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date: 24 May 2017

Normal human skin is photosensitive in that it reddens following acute sunlight exposure and tans and thickens following chronic sunlight exposure. Skin cancer, particularly nonmelanoma skin cancer, is also a consequence of high cumulative sun exposure in genetically predisposed normal individuals (predominantly those with fair skin)....

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