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What is photoallergic contact dermatitis?

Some substances will only cause an allergic reaction after they have been applied to the skin, then exposed to sunlight. In these situations, the condition is known as photoallergic contact dermatitis.

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Author: Lauren Donley BSc (Hons)
First answered: 18 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 14 May 2019
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Category: Hives


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