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Photosensitivity Disorders (Photodermatitis) Summary

Description: 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.

Also Known As: Photodermatitis; Chronic Actinic Dermatitis; Photosensitization; Actinic Dermatitides; Actinic Dermatitides, Chronic Show All >>

Networked: 1868 relevant articles (53 outcomes, 163 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Photosensitivity Disorders

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. 1-phenyl-3,3-dimethyltriazene (PDT) : 6 outcomes 7 studies in 87 results : IBA
  2. protoporphyrin IX : 5 outcomes in 28 results : IBA
  3. merocyanine dye : 2 outcomes 3 studies in 9 results : IBA
  4. Azathioprine (Imuran) : 2 outcomes 2 studies in 3 results : FDA 7 Generic
  5. Tacrolimus (Prograf) : 2 outcomes 1 study in 13 results : FDA 7 Generic
  6. Carotenoids (Carotene) : 2 outcomes in 8 results : IBA
  7. Iron : 2 outcomes in 7 results : IBA
  8. Hypochlorous Acid (Hypochlorite) : 2 outcomes in 3 results : IBA
  9. Singlet Oxygen : 1 outcome 6 studies in 157 results : IBA
  10. Dihematoporphyrin Ether (Porfimer Sodium) : 1 outcome 6 studies in 47 results : FDA 2
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Diseases Related to Photosensitivity Disorders

  1. Neoplasms (Cancer)
  2. Atopic Dermatitis (Atopic Eczema)
  3. Psoriasis (Pustulosis Palmaris et Plantaris)
  4. Squamous Cell Carcinoma (Epidermoid Carcinoma)
  5. Erythema
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Key Therapies for Photosensitivity Disorders

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  1. Lasers (Laser) : 5 outcomes 10 studies in 71 results
  2. Photochemotherapy (Photodynamic Therapy) : 4 outcomes 4 studies in 94 results
  3. Ligation : 1 outcome 3 studies in 5 results
  4. Quantum Dots (Quantum Dot) : 1 outcome 2 studies in 9 results
  5. Phototherapy (Light Therapy) : 1 outcome 1 study in 13 results
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