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Article
June 1963

Occupational Ultraviolet Light and Skin DiseaseTwo Case Reports

Author Affiliations

BETHESDA, MD

From the Dermatology Branch, National Cancer Institute. National Institutes of Health, Public Health Service, US Department of Health, Education and Welfare.

Arch Dermatol. 1963;87(6):691-692. doi:10.1001/archderm.1963.01590180019003
Abstract

A case of discoid lupus erythematosus and a case of a polymorphous light eruption are reported. The former was initiated by occupational ultraviolet light exposure. The second case was elicited by occupational exposure in a patient who had a ten-year history of sunlight sensitivity. Occupational exposure to ultraviolet light should be a consideration in light-sensitivity disease especially when the lesion is in an unusual location, as in our first patient, or at an unusual time of the year, as in our second patient.

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