© 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.
|Title of host publication||European Handbook of Dermatological Treatments, Third Edition|
|Number of pages||18|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2015|
- Adverse drug event