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Descriptor English:   Photosensitivity Disorders 
Descriptor Spanish:   Trastornos por Fotosensibilidad 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Transtornos de Fotossensibilidade 
Synonyms English:   Actinic Dermatitides
Actinic Dermatitides, Chronic
Actinic Dermatitis
Actinic Dermatitis, Chronic
Actinic Reticuloid Syndrome
Actinic Reticuloid Syndromes
Chronic Actinic Dermatitides
Chronic Actinic Dermatitis
Dermatitides, Actinic
Dermatitides, Chronic Actinic
Dermatitis, Actinic
Dermatitis, Chronic Actinic
Disorder, Photosensitivity
Disorders, Photosensitivity
Photodermatitides
Photodermatitis
Photosensitivity Disorder
Photosensitization
Reticuloid Syndrome, Actinic
Reticuloid Syndromes, Actinic
Syndrome, Actinic Reticuloid
Syndromes, Actinic Reticuloid  
Tree Number:   C17.800.600
Definition English:   Abnormal responses to sunlight or artificial light due to extreme reactivity of light-absorbing molecules in tissues. It refers almost exclusively to skin photosensitivity, including sunburn, reactions due to repeated prolonged exposure in the absence of photosensitizing factors, and reactions requiring photosensitizing factors such as photosensitizing agents and certain diseases. With restricted reference to skin tissue, it does not include photosensitivity of the eye to light, as in photophobia or photosensitive epilepsy. 
Indexing Annotation English:   a skin disease entity: does not mean sensitivity to light of eye, plants, bacteria, etc. ( = LIGHT)
History Note English:   80; was PHOTOSENSITIZATION 1963-79 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
BL blood CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced CL classification
CO complications CN congenital
DI diagnosis DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy DT drug therapy
EC economics EM embryology
EN enzymology EP epidemiology
EH ethnology ET etiology
GE genetics HI history
IM immunology ME metabolism
MI microbiology MO mortality
NU nursing PS parasitology
PA pathology PP physiopathology
PC prevention & control PX psychology
RT radiotherapy RH rehabilitation
SU surgery TH therapy
UR urine VE veterinary
VI virology  
Record Number:   11217 
Unique Identifier:   D010787 

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