Chronic Actinic Dermatitis

  • G. M. Murphy


Chronic actinic dermatitis (CAD) is an uncommon photosensitive disorder, which occurs predominantly in elderly men. CAD is characterised by chronic eczema, which is usually severe, is accentuated in light-exposed sites, and persists all year but is worse in summertime. CAD is associated with abnormal responses to ultraviolet (UV) radiation on testing with broad-band or monochromator sources.


Contact Dermatitis Allergic Contact Dermatitis Sesquiterpene Lactone Hand Eczema Cutaneous Lymphoma 
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