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 DeCS Categories

C17 Skin and Connective Tissue Diseases .
C17.800 Skin Diseases .
C17.800.600 Photosensitivity Disorders .
D27 Chemical Actions and Uses .
D27.505 Pharmacologic Actions .
D27.505.954 Therapeutic Uses .
D27.505.954.444 Dermatologic Agents .
D27.505.954.444.600 Photosensitizing Agents .
D27.505.954.600 Radiation-Sensitizing Agents .
D27.505.954.600.710 Photosensitizing Agents .
 Synonyms & Historicals
Photosensitizing Agents .
Photosensitizing Effect .
Photosensitizing Effects .
Agents, Photosensitizing .
Effect, Photosensitizing .
Effects, Photosensitizing .
Photosensitizers .
Drugs that are pharmacologically inactive but when exposed to ultraviolet radiation or sunlight are converted to their active metabolite to produce a beneficial reaction affecting the diseased tissue. These compounds can be administered topically or systemically and have been used therapeutically to treat psoriasis and various types of neoplasms. .
Photosensitivity Disorders .
Chronic Actinic Dermatitis .
Photosensitization .
Actinic Dermatitides .
Actinic Dermatitides, Chronic .
Actinic Dermatitis .
Actinic Dermatitis, Chronic .
Actinic Reticuloid Syndromes .
Chronic Actinic Dermatitides .
Dermatitides, Actinic .
Dermatitides, Chronic Actinic .
Dermatitis, Chronic Actinic .
Disorder, Photosensitivity .
Disorders, Photosensitivity .
Photodermatitides .
Photosensitivity Disorder .
Reticuloid Syndrome, Actinic .
Reticuloid Syndromes, Actinic .
Syndrome, Actinic Reticuloid .
Syndromes, Actinic Reticuloid .
Photodermatitis .
Actinic Reticuloid Syndrome .
Dermatitis, Actinic .
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. .