By James Ferguson, Jeffrey S Dover
The examine of the organic results of ultraviolet and visual mild at the pores and skin has multiplied speedily during the last two decades, spotting the medical importance of sunshine delicate epidermis problems. during this ebook the authors tackle all elements of photodermatology through delivering a transparent simple creation to those ailments, their research, prognosis and administration, together with using lasers. each one gentle delicate illness and every form of phototherapy is supported via the foundations of the underlying photophysics, chemistry and biology. medical professionals, nurses and technicians all have an immense position to play within the analysis of photodermatoses and within the management of phototherapy. This concise, richly illustrated textual content offers them with useful insights and an excellent operating assessment of the sunshine comparable components of dermatology.
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Chemical • Tar • Pitch Drug • Tetracycline • Chlorpromazine • Reprinast • Benoxaprofen (now withdrawn) 77 78 77: Clothing cover and broad- 78: Only limited areas should be exposed to prevent brimmed hats should be encouraged provocation of systemic symptoms. in addition to sunscreen. 49 50 Photodermatology In patients who are visible wavelength sensitive, the wearing of white clothing such as a vest during phototherapy can cause the UVA radiation to be converted to visible wavelengths because of the optical whiteners used during clothing manufacture.
Modeling of abnormal photosensitivity in families with polymorphic light eruption and actinic prurigo. J Invest Dermatol 2000;115: 471–6. 5. Norris PG, Hawk JLM, White IR. Photo-allergic contact dermatitis from Fentichlor. Contact Dermatitis 1988;18:318–20. 6. Kölgen W, van Weelden H, den Hengst et al. CD11b+ cells and ultravioletB-resistant CD1a+ cells in skin of patients with polymorphous light eruption. J Invest Dermatol 1999;113: 4–10. 7. Bilsland D, George S, Gibbs NK, Ferguson J. A comparison of narrowband phototherapy (TL-01) and photochemotherapy (PUVA) in the management of polymorphic light eruption.
In others, rarely (<10%), the morphology is of a pseudolymphoma (actinic reticuloid) (57). The sites of photosensitivity involvement are often helpful, as are cut-off lines (58) pointing to the photoprotective position of clothing, sparing beneath the spectacle frames (55), within the hair-bearing scalp areas and behind the ears (59), which are all characteristic features that help alert the clinician to the diagnosis. On occasions, the presentation can be a generalized erythroderma with about half of all patients having clothing-covered site involvement at some point in their illness.
Photodermatology by James Ferguson, Jeffrey S Dover