Photoallergic contact dermatitis.

  title={Photoallergic contact dermatitis.},
  author={Alastair C Kerr and James Ferguson},
  journal={Photodermatology, photoimmunology & photomedicine},
  volume={26 2},
BACKGROUND Photoallergic contact dermatitis (PACD) presents in patients after certain exogenous agents come into contact with the skin in the presence of ultraviolet and/or visible light. The best method currently available for investigating PACD is photopatch testing. However, photopatch testing as an investigation is under-used by clinicians, and therefore PACD may go undetected in many patients. PURPOSE To highlight the importance of PACD and photopatch testing when investigating patients… CONTINUE READING


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