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Sun and skin 

Sun and skin
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Sun and skin
Author(s):

Susan Burge

, Rubeta Matin

, and Dinny Wallis

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198747925.003.0016
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date: 03 December 2020

This chapter reviews the relationship between the sun and ultraviolet radiation and the skin. It provides guidance on how to diagnose and manage photosensitivity, with emphasis on porphyria. There is also advice on photoprotection. Topics include photosensitivity, drug-induced photosensitivity, polymorphic light eruption, porphyria (including various types that cause cutaneous photosensitivity), xeroderma pigmentosum, and photoprotection.

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