Actinic prurigo: clinical features and HLA associations in a Canadian Inuit population.

@article{Wiseman2001ActinicPC,
  title={Actinic prurigo: clinical features and HLA associations in a Canadian Inuit population.},
  author={Marni C. Wiseman and Pamela H. Orr and S M Macdonald and Marlis L. Schroeder and John W P Toole},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology},
  year={2001},
  volume={44 6},
  pages={952-6}
}
BACKGROUND Actinic prurigo (AP) is an idiopathic familial photodermatitis. AP of the Inuit is rarely reported and poorly characterized. OBJECTIVE Our purpose was to examine the clinical features and HLA associations of AP in an Inuit population. METHODS Thirty-seven Inuit subjects with AP were administered a questionnaire and underwent a cutaneous examination. Other causes of photosensitivity were excluded. HLA class I typing was performed by polymerase chain reaction and sequence-specific… CONTINUE READING

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