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Photosensitivity 

Photosensitivity
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Photosensitivity
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10.1093/med/9780199208388.003.16
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date: 22 October 2019

Introduction246

Photosensitive rashes248

Delayed photosensitive rashes248

Immediate photosensitive rashes251

Drug-related photosensitive rashes252

Phytophotodermatitis254

Exaggerated sunburn reaction256

Photoaggravated dermatoses259

Photoprotective measures260

Ultraviolet (UV) light can affect the skin in a number of ways. An abnormal reaction to UV light (photosensitivity) may be caused by allergy, plants, drugs, or genetic disease and usually shows a typical distribution on exposed body sites (...

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