Chronic Actinic Dermatitis
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.
KeywordsContact Dermatitis Allergic Contact Dermatitis Sesquiterpene Lactone Hand Eczema Cutaneous Lymphoma
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