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Actinic Prurigo

  • Tor Shwayder
  • Samantha L. Schneider
  • Devika Icecreamwala
  • Marla N. Jahnke
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Abstract

Actinic prurigo is a photodermatosis most commonly seen in Native Americans (more commonly Mestizo patients) but can occur in all ethnicities. It more commonly affects female patients (2:1) and it commonly occurs in families. There is a strong HLA association with HLA-DR4. It has been hypothesized to be a variant of polymorphous light eruption (PMLE).

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    Rodriguez-Carreon AA, Rodriguez-Lobato E, Rodriguez-Gutierrez G, et al. Actinic Prurigo. Skinmed. 2015;13(4):287–95; quiz 296PubMedGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tor Shwayder
    • 1
  • Samantha L. Schneider
    • 2
  • Devika Icecreamwala
    • 3
  • Marla N. Jahnke
    • 2
  1. 1.Pediatric DermatologyHenry Ford HospitalDetroitUSA
  2. 2.Department of DermatologyHenry Ford HospitalDetroitUSA
  3. 3.Icecreamwala DermatologyBerkeleyUSA

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