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March 1971

PHOTOSENSITIVITY FOLLOWING TREATMENT WITH OCCLUSIVE DRESSINGS

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Arch Dermatol. 1971;103(3):341. doi:10.1001/archderm.1971.04000150111022

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Abstract

To the Editor.—  In his communication, "Photosensitivity Following Treatment With Occlusive Dressings" (Arch Derm 102:276, 1970), Dr. Cattano has convincingly demonstrated that occlusion with polyethylene film (Saran Wrap) induces a localized decrease in the minimal erythemal dose of the occluded skin. It is valid to generalize (as he does) and conclude that this is the result of occlusion in general, or could this be specifically induced by the polyethylene film material?

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