Chronic actinic dermatitis: a retrospective analysis of 65 patients undergoing treatment in clinics of the Samara State Medical University
Konnov P.E., Orlov E.V., Zhestkov A.V.
Samara state medical University of Minzdrav of Russia, Samara, Russia
Chronic actinic dermatitis (HAD) - immunologically mediated photodermatosis characterized by pruritic eczematous lesions on areas of skin exposed to sunlight. Examined 65 patients with the purpose of the study and analysis of clinical, allergological and photobiological characteristics of HAD, the manifestations of which occur during the spring-summer-autumn period, mimic allergic contact dermatitis, eczema, diffuse variant of atopic dermatitis. In accordance with the results of fototest all patients marked change of photosensitivity: both UVA and UVB – from 77.1 per cent, only to UVA - 10,7%, only to UVB is 9.2%. Almost all patients were marked sensitization to vegetable allergens.