Last reviewed: November 2017
Last updated: October  2017

Summary

Definition

History and exam

Key diagnostic factors

  • recurrent hx of lesions following UV exposure
  • young women and adolescents
  • FHx of PLE
  • severe itching
  • reduced symptoms over course of 1 year
  • erythematous patches
  • papules
  • plaques
  • vesicles

Risk factors

  • UV-A exposure
  • oxidative stress
  • FHx of PLE
  • female sex

Diagnostic investigations

Investigations to consider

  • phototesting and photoprovocation
  • skin biopsy
Full details

Treatment algorithm

Contributors

Authors VIEW ALL

Clinical Research Fellow

Department of dermatology

Barts Health NHS Trust

London

UK

Disclosures

SH declares that she has no competing interests.

Consultant Dermatologist

Charing Cross/Hammersmith Hospital

Imperial College Hospitals NHS Trust

London

UK

Disclosures

SZ declares that she has no competing interests.

Honorary Senior Lecturer/Consultant

Dermatology

St Mary’s Hospital

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

London

UK

Disclosures

CH declares that she has no competing interests.

Dr Sarah Hogan, Dr Shirin Zaheri, and Dr Catherine Hardman would like to gratefully acknowledge Dr Ina Marion Hadshiew, a previous contributor to this monograph. IMH declares that she has no competing interests.

Peer reviewers VIEW ALL

Professor and Chair

Department of Dermatology

Stadtische Kliniken

Oldenburg

Germany

Disclosures

EH declares that he has no competing interests.

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