Drug-Induced Cutaneous Photosensitivity

@article{Moore2002DrugInducedCP,
  title={Drug-Induced Cutaneous Photosensitivity},
  author={Douglas E. Moore},
  journal={Drug Safety},
  year={2002},
  volume={25},
  pages={345-372}
}
  • D. Moore
  • Published 2002
  • Chemistry, Biology
  • Drug Safety
The interaction of sunlight with drug medication leads to photosensitivity responses in susceptible patients, and has the potential to increase the incidence of skin cancer. Adverse photosensitivity responses to drugs occur predominantly as a phototoxic reaction which is more immediate than photoallergy, and can be reversed by withdrawal or substitution of the drug. The bias and inaccuracy of the reporting procedure for these adverse reactions is a consequence of the difficulty in… 
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