Abstract Introduction In 1929, Hausman and Haxthausen1 wrote a monograph on the subject of diseases of the skin due to light, with a classification of the polymorphic light-sensitive eruptions. Lamb and collaborators,2 in 1950, presented a modified classification which is generally used by dermatologists at the present time. It is the purpose of this paper to suggest the addition of another syndrome to the group of light-sensitive dermatoses. Several years ago we recognized a characteristic cyclic dermatosis of the face, occurring almost exclusively in young women, associated with seborrhea capitis, and running a capricious course apparently uninfluenced by any type of treatment. In February, 1954, a patient with this eruption called to our attention two exacerbations which she experienced following exposure to sunlight and snow glare. Since that time we have been able to verify the effect of solar exposure on this References 1. The Plaquenil (7-chloro-4[4-(N-ethyl-N-β-hydroxyethylamino)-1-methylbutylamino]quinoline) employed in this study was supplied through the cooperation of H. C. Epley, Department of Medical Research, Winthrop-Stearns, Inc., New York. 2. Hausman, W., and Haxthausen, H.: Die Lichterkrankungen der Haut: Strahlentherapie, Sonderbände , Berlin, Urban & Schwarzenberg, 1929, Vol. 11. 3. Lamb, J. H.; Shelmire, B.; Cooper, Z.; Morgan, R. J., and Keaty, C.: Solar Dermatitis , Arch. Dermat. & Syph. 62:1-27, 1950. 4. Lewis, H. M., and Frumess,, G. M.: Plaquenil in the Treatment of Discoid Lupus Erythematosus: A Preliminary Report , A. M. A. Arch. Dermat. 73:576-581, 1956.
A.M.A. Archives of Dermatology – American Medical Association
Published: Feb 1, 1957