Drug photosensitivity

Margarida Gonçalo, Ana M. Giménez-Arnau

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    © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015. Drug photosensitivity is an abnormal skin reaction to light, usually ultraviolet (UV) light, in individuals exposed to a drug, who tolerate the same amount of light exposure in the abscence of the culprit drug. Drug photosensitivity can present under a wide spectrum of acute or delayed clinical patterns, which are important to recognize and distinguish from idiopathic photodermatoses, in order to remove the offending drug and/or take the adequate measures to reduce this adverse effect.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEuropean Handbook of Dermatological Treatments, Third Edition
    Number of pages18
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015


    • Adverse drug event
    • Photoallergy
    • Photocarcinogenesis
    • Photosensitivity
    • Phototoxicity

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    Gonçalo, M., & Giménez-Arnau, A. M. (2015). Drug photosensitivity. In European Handbook of Dermatological Treatments, Third Edition (pp. 233-251) https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-45139-7_23