106. The Idiopathic Photodermatoses

  1. Alan D. Irvine MD, FRCPI, FRCP2,3,
  2. Peter H. Hoeger MD4,5 and
  3. Albert C. Yan MD, FAAP, FAAD6,7
  1. James Ferguson MD, FRCP

Published Online: 24 MAY 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444345384.ch106

Harper's Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology, Volume 1, 2, Third Edition

Harper's Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology, Volume 1, 2, Third Edition

How to Cite

Ferguson, J. (2011) The Idiopathic Photodermatoses, in Harper's Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology, Volume 1, 2, Third Edition (eds A. D. Irvine, P. H. Hoeger and A. C. Yan), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444345384.ch106

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

  2. 3

    Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

  3. 4

    University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

  4. 5

    Catholic Children's Hospital Wilhelmstift, Hamburg, Germany

  5. 6

    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA

  6. 7

    The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Author Information

  1. Photobiology Unit, Department of Dermatology, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 MAY 2011
  2. Published Print: 3 JUN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405176958

Online ISBN: 9781444345384

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Keywords:

  • actinic prurigo;
  • hydroa vacciniforme;
  • idiopathic;
  • juvenile spring eruption;
  • photosensitivity;
  • polymorphic light eruption;
  • solar urticaria

Summary

The idiopathic photodermatoses are a group of true photosensitivity disorders. They form by far the largest group of ultraviolet and visible wavelength-induced inflammatory disorders. With the exception of chronic actinic dermatitis, they present early and when severe are capable of significantly disrupting the quality of life of a child.