Photoprotection against visible light: implications for clinical practice

Tamara Searle, Faisal R. Ali, Firas Al-Niaimi*

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Abstract We read with interest the case report of a patient with solar urticaria exacerbated by visible light (VL) published by Wright and colleagues.1 Dermatologists often highlight the importance of the use of sunblock with sun protection factor against ultraviolet A and B rays, yet many sunblocks fail to protect against VL. There is enough evidence at present to highlight the harmful effects of VL and its implication upon several photodermatoses including chronic actinic dermatitis, cutaneous porphyrias and solar urticaria, in addition to hyperpigmentary disorders.2
Original languageEnglish
JournalPhotodermatology, Photoimmunology & Photomedicine
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)198-199
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - May 2021

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