Henry W. Lim, Author at Renal and Urology News

Henry W. Lim

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Chronic actinic dermatitis (persistent light reaction, actinic reticuloid, photosensitivity dermatitis, photosensitive eczema, photosensitivity and actinic reticuloid (PD/AR) syndrome)

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? What you should be alert for in the history Chronic actinic dermatitis (CAD) is a chronic photosensitive eczematous dermatitis. Patients typically present with a pruritic lichenified eruption in photoexposed areas lasting greater than 1 year in duration. In many studies, a duration of eruption for greater than 3 months…

Actinic prurigo (solar dermatitis, solar prurigo, hereditary polymorphic light eruption, familial actinic prurigo)

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? What you should be alert for in the history 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…

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