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Actinic dermatitis

Actinic dermatitis --> photodermatitis

dermatitis caused or elicited by exposure to sunlight; may be phototoxic or photoallergic, and can result from topical application, ingestion, inhalation, or injection of mediating phototoxic or photoallergic material.

See: photosensitization.

Synonym: actinic dermatitis, actinodermatitis.

Origin: photo-_ g. Derma, skin, _ -itis, inflammation


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