• Hydroa vacciniforme is a rare, chronic photodermatosis with onset in childhood. Multiple exposures to UV-A reproduced the symptoms and the vesicular and scarring lesions typical of the sun-induced disease in our patient. Treatment with hydroxychloroquine sulfate, but not indomethacin, reduced the photosensitivity both to sunlight and to artificial UV-A light. Serum complement levels were low while the disease was active and returned to normal after treatment of the patient with hydroxychloroquine.
(Arch Dermatol 1982;118:588-591)
Goldgeier MH, Nordlund JJ, Lucky AW, Sibrack LA, McCarthy MJ, McGuire J. Hydroa VacciniformeDiagnosis and Therapy. Arch Dermatol. 1982;118(8):588-591. doi:10.1001/archderm.1982.01650200056017