Undesired Phototoxicity: Cutaneous Reactions to Systemic Drugs

  • Olle Larkö


Most clinical photoreactions to systemic drugs are caused by a limited number of drugs. The problem has increased in importance due to the abundant use of solaria. However, surprisingly few reactions have been reported in these situations. The majority of the photo reactions are of the phototoxic type. This article will deal with unintended harmful photobiological effects in conjunction with systemic drug therapy.


Nalidixic Acid Action Spectrum Systemic Drug Cutaneous Reaction Porphyria Cutanea Tarda 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Olle Larkö
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  1. 1.Department of DermatologySahlgren’s HospitalGöteborgSweden

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