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Article
January 1983

Quinidine Photosensitivity

Author Affiliations

From the Dermatology Department, New York University Medical Center, New York.

Arch Dermatol. 1983;119(1):39-43. doi:10.1001/archderm.1983.01650250043014
Abstract

• Two patients with quinidine photosensitivity had an eczematous dermatitis in a photosensitivity distribution on the face, neck, hands, and forearms. Histologically, both patients showed a bandlike dermal lymphohistiocytic infiltrate with overlying vacuolar changes and necrosis in keratinocytes at the dermoepidermal junction. On phototesting, both patients showed marked sensitivity to UV-A radiation. Sensitivity to UV-B was difficult to assess.

(Arch Dermatol 1983;119:39-43)

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