Presented in part at the 1994 Annual Meeting of the Society for Investigative Dermatology. 27–30 April 1994, Baltimore, Marryland, U.S.A., and published as an abstract (J Invest Dermatol 1994: 102: 603).
Chronic actinic dermatitis associated with human immunodeficiency virus infection
Version of Record online: 28 JUN 2008
British Journal of Dermatology
Volume 137, Issue 3, pages 431–436, September 1997
How to Cite
MEOLA, T., SANCHEZ, M., LIM, H.W., BUCHNESS, M.R. and SOTER, N.A. (1997), Chronic actinic dermatitis associated with human immunodeficiency virus infection. British Journal of Dermatology, 137: 431–436. doi: 10.1046/j.1365-2133.1997.18641956.x
- Issue online: 28 JUN 2008
- Version of Record online: 28 JUN 2008
- Accepted for publication 10 April 1997
Chronic actinic dermatitis is a photodistributed, eczematous dermatitis that preferentially affects elderly men and persists for months to years. Its occurrence in individuals infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has been described in five patients. We report four additional cases of this uncommon, chronic photodermatosis associated with HIV infection. In two of the patients, photosensitivity was a presenting disorder leading to the diagnosis of HIV infection. All patients were men of skin type VI with a mean age of 50 years, all had decreased minimal erythema doses to ultraviolet B, three of the four patients had decreased minimal erythema doses to ultraviolet A and all had CD4 cell counts of < 200 times; 106/L.