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Disease Photosensitivity Disorders

Name Photosensitivity Disorders
Synonyms Actinic Dermatitides | Actinic Dermatitides, Chronic | Actinic Dermatitis | Actinic Dermatitis, Chronic | Actinic Reticuloid Syndrome | Actinic Reticuloid Syndromes | Chronic Actinic Dermatitides | Chronic Actinic Dermatitis | Dermatitides, Actinic | Dermatitides, Chronic Actinic | Dermatitis, Actinic | Dermatitis, Chronic Actinic | Disorder, Photosensitivity | Disorders, Photosensitivity | Photodermatitides | Photodermatitis | Photosensitivity Disorder | Photosensitization | Reticuloid Syndrome, Actinic | Reticuloid Syndromes, Actinic | Syndrome, Actinic Reticuloid | Syndromes, Actinic Reticuloid
Definition Abnormal responses to sunlight or artificial light due to extreme reactivity of light-absorbing molecules in tissues. It refers almost exclusively to skin photosensitivity, including sunburn, reactions due to repeated prolonged exposure in the absence of photosensitizing factors, and reactions requiring photosensitizing factors such as photosensitizing agents and certain diseases. With restricted reference to skin tissue, it does not include photosensitivity of the eye to light, as in photophobia or photosensitive epilepsy.
Categories Skin disease
MeSH® ID D010787
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DiseasesSkin and Connective Tissue Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Skin Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Photosensitivity Disorders Has associated chemicals Has associated genes

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Photosensitivity Disorders Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  Actinic Prurigo
  Cutaneous photosensitivity and colitis, lethal
  Dermatitis, Photoallergic Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  Dermatitis, Phototoxic Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  Hair defect with photosensitivity and mental retardation
View node Hydroa Vacciniforme
  PHOTOPAROXYSMAL RESPONSE 1
  PHOTOPAROXYSMAL RESPONSE 2
  Photoparoxysmal Response 3
  Poikiloderma of Kindler Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  Sunburn Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  TRICHOTHIODYSTROPHY 1, PHOTOSENSITIVE Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  UV-Sensitive Syndrome
View node Xeroderma Pigmentosum Has associated chemicals Has associated genes