Featured Research

from universities, journals, and other organizations

Abnormal Hypersensitivity to Sunlight

Date:
March 16, 2011
Source:
Deutsches Aerzteblatt International
Summary:
One in ten people react to sunlight by developing eczema. This abnormal reaction is one of a group of disorders known as photodermatoses. Medical researchers now describe the clinical range of these skin diseases and the options for treating them.

One in ten people react to sunlight by developing eczema. This abnormal reaction is one of a group of disorders known as photodermatoses. In the current issue of Deutsches Δrzteblatt International, Percy Lehmann and Thomas Schwarz describe the clinical range of these skin diseases and the options for treating them.

Certain photodermatoses such as photocontact allergies are triggered by photosensitizing substances while others are a result of systemic diseases such as metabolic disorders. Sunburn is not, however, a photodermatosis. It can occur in any person who is exposed for too long to high UV radiation and is primarily caused by the UV-B spectrum. On the other hand, a person with a photodermatosis is hypersensitive predominantly to UV-A radiation.

As well as avoiding UV light as a preventative, treatments available include ointments for local application and tablets. Therapeutic radiation with light can also be an option.


Story Source:

The above story is based on materials provided by Deutsches Aerzteblatt International. Note: Materials may be edited for content and length.


Journal Reference:

  1. Lehmann P, Schwarz T. Photodermatoses: diagnosis and treatment. Dtsch Arztebl Int, 2011; 108(9): 135%u201341 DOI: 10.3238/arztebl.2011.0135

Cite This Page:

Deutsches Aerzteblatt International. "Abnormal Hypersensitivity to Sunlight." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 16 March 2011. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/03/110316092706.htm>.
Deutsches Aerzteblatt International. (2011, March 16). Abnormal Hypersensitivity to Sunlight. ScienceDaily. Retrieved October 21, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/03/110316092706.htm
Deutsches Aerzteblatt International. "Abnormal Hypersensitivity to Sunlight." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/03/110316092706.htm (accessed October 21, 2014).

Share This



More Health & Medicine News

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Featured Research

from universities, journals, and other organizations


Featured Videos

from AP, Reuters, AFP, and other news services

CDC Revamps Ebola Guidelines After Criticism

CDC Revamps Ebola Guidelines After Criticism

Newsy (Oct. 21, 2014) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have issued new protocols for healthcare workers interacting with Ebola patients. Video provided by Newsy
Powered by NewsLook.com
WHO: Ebola Vaccine Trials to Start a in January

WHO: Ebola Vaccine Trials to Start a in January

AP (Oct. 21, 2014) — Tens of thousands of doses of experimental Ebola vaccines could be available for "real-world" testing in West Africa as soon as January as long as they are deemed safe in soon to start trials, the World Health Organization said Tuesday. (Oct. 21) Video provided by AP
Powered by NewsLook.com
First-Of-Its-Kind Treatment Gives Man Ability To Walk Again

First-Of-Its-Kind Treatment Gives Man Ability To Walk Again

Newsy (Oct. 21, 2014) — A medical team has for the first time given a man the ability to walk again after transplanting cells from his brain onto his severed spinal cord. Video provided by Newsy
Powered by NewsLook.com
CDC Issues New Ebola Guidelines for Health Workers

CDC Issues New Ebola Guidelines for Health Workers

Reuters - US Online Video (Oct. 21, 2014) — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has set up new guidelines for health workers taking care of patients infected with Ebola. Linda So reports. Video provided by Reuters
Powered by NewsLook.com

Search ScienceDaily

Number of stories in archives: 140,361

Find with keyword(s):
 
Enter a keyword or phrase to search ScienceDaily for related topics and research stories.

Save/Print:
Share:  

Breaking News:

Strange & Offbeat Stories

 

Health & Medicine

Mind & Brain

Living & Well

In Other News

... from NewsDaily.com

Science News

Health News

Environment News

Technology News



Save/Print:
Share:  

Free Subscriptions


Get the latest science news with ScienceDaily's free email newsletters, updated daily and weekly. Or view hourly updated newsfeeds in your RSS reader:

Get Social & Mobile


Keep up to date with the latest news from ScienceDaily via social networks and mobile apps:

Have Feedback?


Tell us what you think of ScienceDaily -- we welcome both positive and negative comments. Have any problems using the site? Questions?
Mobile iPhone Android Web
Follow Facebook Twitter Google+
Subscribe RSS Feeds Email Newsletters
Latest Headlines Health & Medicine Mind & Brain Space & Time Matter & Energy Computers & Math Plants & Animals Earth & Climate Fossils & Ruins