Objective determination of Fitzpatrick skin type.

  title={Objective determination of Fitzpatrick skin type.},
  author={Mette Henriksen Ravnbak},
  journal={Danish medical bulletin},
  volume={57 8},
The overall aim of this Ph.D. project was to clarify what the subjective Fitzpatrick skin type represents with regard to the skin's reaction to UVR. Fitzpatrick skin type is used as an expression of the constitutive UV-sensitivity. It has been used for guiding dose-levels in phototherapy and is an important risk factor for skin cancer. The subjective Fitzpatrick skin type and the measured skin type PPF (pigment protection factor, calculated based on a skin reflectance measurement, predicts the… CONTINUE READING