Phytophotodermatitis Questions & Answers

Updated: Sep 12, 2019
  • Author: William P Baugh, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is phytophotodermatitis (PPD)?

What is the pathophysiology of phytophotodermatitis (PPD)?

What causes phytophotodermatitis (PPD)?

What is the prevalence of phytophotodermatitis (PPD)?

What are the racial predilections of phytophotodermatitis (PPD)?

What are the sexual predilections of phytophotodermatitis (PPD)?

Which age groups have the highest prevalence of phytophotodermatitis (PPD)?

What is the prognosis of phytophotodermatitis (PPD)?

What is included in patient education about phytophotodermatitis (PPD)?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of phytophotodermatitis (PPD)?

Which skin color changes are characteristic of phytophotodermatitis (PPD)?

Which physical findings are characteristic of phytophotodermatitis (PPD)?

How are the late skin lesions of phytophotodermatitis (PPD) characterized?

What is the characteristic skin distribution of phytophotodermatitis (PPD)?

DDX

Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of phytophotodermatitis (PPD)?

What are the differential diagnoses for Phytophotodermatitis?

Workup

What is the role of lab testing in the workup of phytophotodermatitis (PPD)?

What is the role of biopsy in the workup of phytophotodermatitis (PPD)?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of phytophotodermatitis (PPD)?

Treatment

How is phytophotodermatitis (PPD) treated?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with phytophotodermatitis (PPD)?

Which activity modifications are used in the treatment of phytophotodermatitis (PPD)?

How is phytophotodermatitis (PPD) prevented?

Medications

What is the goal of drug treatment for phytophotodermatitis (PPD)?

Which medications in the drug class Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are used in the treatment of Phytophotodermatitis?

Which medications in the drug class Corticosteroids are used in the treatment of Phytophotodermatitis?