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Prurigo attinica

Lemma, G. (1997) Prurigo attinica. Accademia Peloritana dei Pericolanti Classe scienze medico - biologiche, 85. pp. 97-99.

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    Abstract

    Actinic prurigo is an idiopathic, familiar photodermatosis especially seen in Amerindians. Cheilitis and pruritus are prominent features. The face and other sun-exposed areas are usually involved. Actinic prurigo has a high prevalence in women of childbearing age. Its treatment has been, among others, with thalidomide. To avoid the deleterious effects of this drug on the embryo, therapeutic alternatives have been sought. Among these, tetracycline and vitamin E have been investigated as to their influence on the symptoms of actinic prurigo. Both these drugs affect superxoside radicals that are thought to be involved in the pathogenesis of actinic prurigo.

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: M.U.S. - Miscellanea > Atti Accademia Peloritana > Classe di Scienze Fisiche, Matematiche e Naturali > 1997
    M.U.S. - Miscellanea > Atti Accademia Peloritana > Classe di Scienze Medico-Biologiche > 1997
    M.U.S. - Miscellanea > Atti Accademia Peloritana > Classe di Scienze Giuridiche, Economiche e Politiche > 1997
    M.U.S. - Miscellanea > Atti Accademia Peloritana > Classe di Lettere, Filosofia e belle Arti > 1997
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    Depositing User: Dr M P
    Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2013 10:28
    Last Modified: 15 Jan 2013 10:28
    URI: http://cab.unime.it/mus/id/eprint/3188

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