Evaluation of the role of contact sensitization and photosensitivity in the pathogenesis of poikiloderma of Civatte.

@article{Katoulis2002EvaluationOT,
  title={Evaluation of the role of contact sensitization and photosensitivity in the pathogenesis of poikiloderma of Civatte.},
  author={Alexander C. Katoulis and Nicolaos G. Stavrianeas and Alexandra Katsarou and Ch G Antoniou and Sophia Georgala and Dimitrios G Rigopoulos and Elma Koumantaki and Georgia Avgerinou and Andreas D Katsambas},
  journal={The British journal of dermatology},
  year={2002},
  volume={147 3},
  pages={493-7}
}
BACKGROUND Poikiloderma of the face and neck (Civatte) is a rather common, indolent, chronic dermatosis, most often affecting menopausal females. Cumulative excessive sun exposure, a phototoxic or a photoallergic reaction, hormonal changes of menopause and genetic factors have all been incriminated in its obscure aetiopathogenesis. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the role of contact sensitization and photosensitivity in the pathogenesis of poikiloderma of Civatte (PC). METHODS Thirty-two patients (24… CONTINUE READING

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