Photodermatoses, including phototoxic and photoallergic reactions (internal and external)

Kutlubay Z. , Sevim A., Engin B. , Tuzun Y.

CLINICS IN DERMATOLOGY, vol.32, no.1, pp.73-79, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.clindermatol.2013.05.027
  • Title of Journal : CLINICS IN DERMATOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.73-79


Photodermatoses are caused by an abnormal reaction mainly to the ultraviolet component of sunlight. Photodermatoses can be broadly classified into four groups: immunologically mediated photodermatoses, chemical- and drug-induced photosensitivity, photoaggravated dermatoses, and DNA repair-deficiency photodermatoses. In this review, we focus mainly on chemical- and drug-induced photosensitivity, namely, phototoxicity and photoallergy. (C) 2014 Published by Elsevier Inc.