Phototoxic reaction to a combined oral contraceptive (levonorgestrel/ethinylestradiol)

N. A. Richarz, J. Aguilera, G. Castillo, M. J. Fuente, C. Ferrándiz, J. M. Carrascosa

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© 2017 The Royal Society of Chemistry and Owner Societies. We present the case of a phototoxic skin reaction due to the regular intake of a combined oral contraceptive (levonorgestrel/ethinylestradiol). Upon spectrophotometer testing, we demonstrated high absorption in the UV-B region of the solar spectrum of the combined product (Ovoplex®), especially for the estrogen compound (ethinylestradiol).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1381-1383
JournalPhotochemical and Photobiological Sciences
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017


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