14 May Request Article PDF | On Jan 1, , M. Magaña and others published Prurigo solar. Elsevier journal websites will be undergoing maintenance on Sunday July 29 from am to pm US Eastern. During this window we have temporarily. J Am Acad Dermatol. Mar;36(3 Pt 1) Actinic or solar prurigo. Magaña M. Comment in J Am Acad Dermatol. Oct;39(4 Pt 1) Comment on.

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Some medications have been used to help relieve the symptoms of actinic prurigo. In countries where it prurigo solar available, the application of a UV protective film on home prurigo solar car windows is helpful to minimize transmission of UVA. Diagnosis confirmation The differential diagnosis of AP include the following entitites: Talidomida en ninos con prurigo solar refractario.

Actinic Prurigo: Practice Essentials, Background, Pathophysiology

In Mexico, actinic prurigo represents 1. Actinic prurigo solar AP is a chronic, pruritic skin disease caused by an abnormal reaction to sunlight. If you have any concerns with your prurigo solar or its treatment, see a dermatologist for advice.

The patient must continue to maintain the desensitization with regular sun exposure up to minutes of midday sun, without sunscreen if tolerated prurigo solar order to avoid new lesions. UV-A desensitization phototherapy has also been shown to be effective in cases. You must be a registered member of Dermatology Advisor to post a comment.


The presence of scars and lip involvement points to AP. Clinical manifestations are usually sufficient to diagnose this condition; however, phototesting can help diagnose undetermined or less severe prurigo solar.

Actinic or solar prurigo.

The differential diagnosis of AP include the following entitites: The diagnosis of actinic prurigo AP is based on the history of chronic, intensely pruritic lesions over sun-exposed skin, with frequent eyes and lip involvement, usually beginning in childhood with typical clinical findings and in some cases a familial history of the disease. Epidemiology Frequency United States.

However, some patients who are affected already live at sea level. No systemic or prurigo solar photosensitizer is known prurigo solar patients with actinic prurigo, and a hypersensitivity implicating IgE has not been demonstrated. A preliminary report of 10 patients. Because these cells are resistant to their demise after UV exposure, they might handle and deliver UV-modified cutaneous antigens to T cells in larger amounts or in a more persistent way; this process could cause or augment the inflammatory phenomenon that is observed in the skin of patients with actinic prurigo.

In mild cases, topical corticosteroids and prurigo solar ointment are usually sufficient to control the disease. It may look very prurigo solar atopic dermatitis eczemabut is more severe on sun-exposed sites. Papular lesions of the dorsum of the hands.

The conjunctivitis of solar actinic prurigo. It should be noted that in Latin America, prurigo solar is not as useful as has been described in other regions.

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Immunopathology of polymorphous light eruption. Practice Essentials Prurigo solar prurigo is a photodermatosis that involves the prurivo, lips, and conjunctival mucosa mainly found in native and admixed populations of Latin America.

One half of patients have bilateral conjunctivitis. Actinic prurigo frequently affects admixture populations eg, mestizos of Latin America and American Indians with skin phototypes IV or V. The face, neck, arms, hands, and legs are often affected, although lesions sometimes appear on skin that is covered prurigo solar clothing and thus not exposed prurigo solar UV light, thus making AP somewhat difficult to diagnose.

Although different series are prurigo solar for a specific HLA, studies have shown associations with B40 and CW3 alleles in some populations, especially Amerindians. A case of actinic prurigo showing hypersensitivity of skin fibroblasts to ultraviolet A UVA.

A distinctive histopathologic finding in actinic prurigo. Who is at Risk for Developing this Disease? Actinic prurigo may affect people of all skin prurigo solar but more prurugo occurs in people of Latin American and American Indian descent with darker skin types.

Actinic Prurigo

In many patients symptoms persist throughout prurigo solar year, particularly in tropical areas. Resistance of langerhans cells to UV light. Patient Education Patients should always avoid sun exposure.