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Worsening of eczematous skin symptoms in atopic dermatitis under UV or sunlight exposure (especially triggered by long-wave UVA). This form is present in only a small proportion of patients with (extrinsic) atopic eczema. Photosensitive atopic eczema, however, proves to be eminently chronic and resistant to therapy.
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Photosensitivity develops in a smaller proportion of patients with atopic eczema 30-35 months after the diagnosis of atopic eczema. Atopic patients become aware of this complication in the spring and summer months.
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m>w; Age: 20-50 years
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- Crouch RB et al (2003) Analysis of patients with suspected photosensitivity referred for investigation to an Australian photodermatology clinic. J Am Acad Dermatol 48: 714-720
- Elbow E et al (2015) Photosensitive atopic dermatitis - a neglected subset: Clinical, laboratory, histological and photobiological workup. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol doi: 10.1111/jdv.13451
- ten Berge O et al (2009) Throwing a light on photosensitivity in atopic dermatitis: a retrospective study. At J Clin Dermatol 10:119-123
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