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Photosensitivity Disorders MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Photosensitivity Disorders
Tree Number(s)
C17.800.600
Unique ID
D010787
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D010787
Annotation
a skin disease entity: does not mean sensitivity to light of eye, plants, bacteria, etc. ( = LIGHT)
Scope Note
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.
Entry Version
PHOTOSENSITIVITY DIS
Entry Term(s)
Actinic Reticuloid Syndrome
Chronic Actinic Dermatitis
Dermatitis, Actinic
Photodermatitis
Photosensitization
NLM Classification #
WR 160
Public MeSH Note
80; was PHOTOSENSITIZATION 1963-79
Online Note
use PHOTOSENSITIVITY DISORDERS to search PHOTOSENSITIZATION 1966-79
History Note
80; was PHOTOSENSITIZATION 1963-79
Date Established
1980/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
1995/02/22
Photosensitivity Disorders Preferred
Chronic Actinic Dermatitis Narrower
Dermatitis, Actinic Narrower
Photosensitization Broader
Actinic Reticuloid Syndrome Narrower
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