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Arch Derm Syphilol. Sep;56(3) A case for diagnosis: lichen ruber moniliformis (?), dermatitis actinica from roentgen ray therapy of legs. OBERMAYER. Dermatitis Actinica; Dr. Selden I. Rainforth (American, – ); ; Color Photomechanical; XC; J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles. Dermatologic stereoview card. Front of card depicts a man with Dermatitis Actinica on his face. The reverse of the card describes the dermatologic conditions as.

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It is often accompanied deratitis multiple contact allergies and usually occurs in a background of either atopic, contact allergic, or seborrheic dermatitis, although it can occur de novo. Men are more likely to develop AK than women, and the risk of developing AK lesions increases with age. El reticuloide actinico RA es una fotodermatosis cronica grave propia del adulto masculino provocada por los rayos ultravioletas y la luz visible. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Ultraviolet radiation is believed to contribute to the development of actinic keratoses by inducing der,atitis in epidermal keratinocytes, leading to proliferation of atypical cells.

On histologic examination, actinic keratoses usually show a collection of atypical keratinocytes with hyperpigmented or pleomorphic nuclei, extending to the basal layer of the epidermis. This treatment was derived from the petty spurge, Euphorbia peplus which has been used as a traditional remedy for keratosis.


Actinic keratosis and squamous cell carcinoma SCC can present similarly on physical exam, and many scientists argue that they are in fact simply different stages of the same condition. It is condition that is often present throughout the year. Diagnostically, researchers are investigating the role of novel biomarkers to assist in determining which AKs are more likely to develop into cutaneous or metastatic SCC.


Photoaging leads to dermaatitis accumulation of oncogenic changes, resulting in a proliferation of mutated keratinocytes that can manifest as AKs or other neoplastic growths.

Chronic actinic dermatitis

Amy Pappert 5 Estimated H-index: Furthermore, they should be avoided in individuals with a history of HSV infection or keloidsand in those who are immunosuppressed or who are taking photosensitizing medications.

Notably, AKs are often felt before they are seen, and the texture is sometimes compared to sandpaper. acyinica

Solar keratosis, [1] senile keratosis [1]. It is thought that ultraviolet UV radiation induces mutations in the keratinocytes of the epidermis, promoting the survival and proliferation of these atypical cells. Retrieved from ” https: Date Actinicca Number LL Extremely cautious desensitizing with photochemotherapy PUVA or narrowband UVB with systemic steroid cover has been successful in some cases.

International Journal of Dermatology. Skin cancerEpidermis C Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. A “flag sign” is often described, referring to alternating areas of orthokeratosis and parakeratosis.

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Questions about this item? In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Dawe 30 Estimated H-index: Diseases of the skin and appendages by morphology.

aftinica The presence of ulceration, nodularity, or bleeding should raise concern for malignancy. Results of patch achinica photopatch tests with Compositae, fragrances, and pesticides. Sunburn Phytophotodermatitis Solar urticaria Polymorphous light eruption Benign summer light eruption Juvenile spring eruption Acne aestivalis Hydroa vacciniforme Solar erythema.


For all other comments, please send your remarks via contact us. The condition may spontaneously resolve, sometimes many years after the onset of the disease. Se lo considera en el espectro de las dermatitis actinicas cronicas DAC el polo mas severo.

Phototesting can be used to confirm the diagnosis.

In these cases dermqtitis is sometimes called persistent light reaction. Committee on Guidelines of Care”. In terms of treatment, a number of medications are being studied. Emerging need for novel biomarkers”. Given the causal relationship between sun exposure and AK growth, they often appear on a background of sun-damaged skin and in areas that are commonly sun-exposed, such as the face, ears, neck, scalp, chest, backs of hands, forearms, or lips. Please review the contents of the section and add the appropriate references if dermatitiis can.

Epidermal thickening and surrounding areas of sun-damaged skin are often seen. Topical creams, such as 5-fluorouracil or imiquimodmay require daily application to affected skin areas over a typical time course of weeks.

References in periodicals archive? The Journal of Investigative Dermatology.