Photosensitivity (skin)

Keywords: Skin photosensitivity

Key Information

Appropriate Tests

 

Clinical assessment, particularly history of exposure to drugs, contactants.

Drug-related

  • Sulphonamides
  • Sulphonylureas
  • Thiazide diuretics
  • Phenothiazines
  • Tetracyclines

 

Contact (chemicals)

  • Soaps, cosmetics, shampoos

 

SLE

Skin biopsy, including IF.

Discoid lupus 

Skin biopsy, including IF.

Porphyria (except acute intermittent porphyria)