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May 1929

Die Lichterkrankungen der Haut. Sonderbaende Zur Strahlentherapie

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1929;19(5):859. doi:10.1001/archderm.1929.02380230149019

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The authors present a summary of their earlier work, to which is added a thorough review of the literature concerning this interesting subject. Numerous cutaneous diseases apparently caused by the ultraviolet rays are discussed in detail. The rays with a wave length of 3,000 angstrom units appear to be responsible for the dermatoses caused by light. In spite of the extensive investigations carried out by Fischer and the authors, little is known of the pathogenesis of skin diseases caused by the ultraviolet rays. Hematoporphyrin and other photodynamic substances have been found in relatively few of these disorders. A renewed attempt is made to establish hydroa vacciniforme of Bozin and summer prurigo of Hutchinson as clinical entities, chiefly on the basis of the objective symptoms. The section dealing with the degenerative action of light on elastic and collagen tissues and that on light dermatoses in domestic animals are illuminating. No new

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