Get 20M+ Full-Text Papers For Less Than $1.50/day. Start a 14-Day Trial for You and Your Team.

Learn More →

The Actinic Cheilitis of Hereditary Polymorphic Light Eruption

The Actinic Cheilitis of Hereditary Polymorphic Light Eruption Abstract Sixty-four North American Indians with hereditary polymorphic light eruption (HPLE), or a family history of HPLE, had chronic, recurrent, exudative, and exfoliative cheilitis. Fifty-two had the cheilitis by the age of 10 years. Microscopically, the epithelium was either thickened, or thinned and covered by a thick crust. The dermis had a dense infiltration of inflammatory cells, mostly lymphocytes and plasma cells. The condition was not premalignant. The HPLE has to be differentiated from the chronic actinic cheilitis caused by long exposure to sunlight without any element of hypersensitivity. The latter is potentially premalignant. Chronic recurrent actinic cheilitis associated with hereditary polymorphic light eruption appears to be a specific characteristic of photosensitivity occurring in American Indians. Plasma cell infiltration is not specific for either type of cheilitis. (Arch Dermatol 115:699-702, 1979) References 1. Birt AR: Photodermatitis in Indians of Manitoba . Can Med Assoc J 98:392-397, 1968. 2. Birt AR, Davis RA: Photodermatitis in North American Indians: Familial actinic prurigo . Int J Dermatol 10:107-114, 1971.Crossref 3. Birt AR, Davis RA: Hereditary polymorphic light eruption of American Indians . Int J Dermatol 14:105-111, 1975.Crossref 4. Brandt R: Dermatological observations on the Navaho reservation . Arch Dermatol 77:581-585, 1958.Crossref 5. Schenck RR: Controlled trial of methoxsalen in solar dermatitis of Chippewa Indians . JAMA 172:1134-1137, 1960.Crossref 6. Londono F, Muvdi F, Giraldo F, et al: Familial actinic prurigo . Dermatol Ibero Latin Am 111:61-71, 1968. 7. Padilla HC: Cheilitis caused by photosensitization . Med Cutan Iber Latin Am 3:93-102, 1975. 8. Calnan CD, Meara RH: Actinic prurigo (Hutchinson's summer prurigo) . Clin Exp Dermatol 2:265-268, 1977.Crossref 9. Ramsay CA: Polymorphic light eruption , in Marks R, Samman PD (eds): Tutorials in Postgraduate Medicine . London, Heinemann, 1977, vol 6, p 454. 10. Ayres S Jr: Chronic actinic cheilitis . JAMA 81:1183-1186, 1923.Crossref 11. Gougerot H: Solar cheilitis . Bull Soc Fr Dermatol Syphilol 43:1592-1596, 1936. 12. Pashkov BM, Kutin SA: Pathogenesis, clinical symptoms and morphology of exfoliative cheilitis . Stomatologiia 52:11-13, 1973. 13. Jansen CT: Heredity of chronic polymorphous light eruptions . Arch Dermatol 114:188-190, 1978.Crossref 14. Schuermann H: Plasmocytosis circumorificialis . Dtsch Zahnaerztl Z 15:601-611, 1960. 15. Jillson OF: The persistent light reactors . Dermatol Dig 3:59-67, 1964. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Dermatology American Medical Association

The Actinic Cheilitis of Hereditary Polymorphic Light Eruption

Archives of Dermatology , Volume 115 (6) – Jun 1, 1979

Loading next page...
 
/lp/american-medical-association/the-actinic-cheilitis-of-hereditary-polymorphic-light-eruption-mHtbJokxHP
Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1979 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-987X
eISSN
1538-3652
DOI
10.1001/archderm.1979.04010060007016
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

Abstract Sixty-four North American Indians with hereditary polymorphic light eruption (HPLE), or a family history of HPLE, had chronic, recurrent, exudative, and exfoliative cheilitis. Fifty-two had the cheilitis by the age of 10 years. Microscopically, the epithelium was either thickened, or thinned and covered by a thick crust. The dermis had a dense infiltration of inflammatory cells, mostly lymphocytes and plasma cells. The condition was not premalignant. The HPLE has to be differentiated from the chronic actinic cheilitis caused by long exposure to sunlight without any element of hypersensitivity. The latter is potentially premalignant. Chronic recurrent actinic cheilitis associated with hereditary polymorphic light eruption appears to be a specific characteristic of photosensitivity occurring in American Indians. Plasma cell infiltration is not specific for either type of cheilitis. (Arch Dermatol 115:699-702, 1979) References 1. Birt AR: Photodermatitis in Indians of Manitoba . Can Med Assoc J 98:392-397, 1968. 2. Birt AR, Davis RA: Photodermatitis in North American Indians: Familial actinic prurigo . Int J Dermatol 10:107-114, 1971.Crossref 3. Birt AR, Davis RA: Hereditary polymorphic light eruption of American Indians . Int J Dermatol 14:105-111, 1975.Crossref 4. Brandt R: Dermatological observations on the Navaho reservation . Arch Dermatol 77:581-585, 1958.Crossref 5. Schenck RR: Controlled trial of methoxsalen in solar dermatitis of Chippewa Indians . JAMA 172:1134-1137, 1960.Crossref 6. Londono F, Muvdi F, Giraldo F, et al: Familial actinic prurigo . Dermatol Ibero Latin Am 111:61-71, 1968. 7. Padilla HC: Cheilitis caused by photosensitization . Med Cutan Iber Latin Am 3:93-102, 1975. 8. Calnan CD, Meara RH: Actinic prurigo (Hutchinson's summer prurigo) . Clin Exp Dermatol 2:265-268, 1977.Crossref 9. Ramsay CA: Polymorphic light eruption , in Marks R, Samman PD (eds): Tutorials in Postgraduate Medicine . London, Heinemann, 1977, vol 6, p 454. 10. Ayres S Jr: Chronic actinic cheilitis . JAMA 81:1183-1186, 1923.Crossref 11. Gougerot H: Solar cheilitis . Bull Soc Fr Dermatol Syphilol 43:1592-1596, 1936. 12. Pashkov BM, Kutin SA: Pathogenesis, clinical symptoms and morphology of exfoliative cheilitis . Stomatologiia 52:11-13, 1973. 13. Jansen CT: Heredity of chronic polymorphous light eruptions . Arch Dermatol 114:188-190, 1978.Crossref 14. Schuermann H: Plasmocytosis circumorificialis . Dtsch Zahnaerztl Z 15:601-611, 1960. 15. Jillson OF: The persistent light reactors . Dermatol Dig 3:59-67, 1964.

Journal

Archives of DermatologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jun 1, 1979

References

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.


DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Search

Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly

Organize

Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.

Access

Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

DeepDyve

Freelancer

DeepDyve

Pro

Price

FREE

$49/month
$499/year

Save searches from
Google Scholar,
PubMed

Create folders to
organize your research

Export folders, citations

Read DeepDyve articles

Abstract access only

Unlimited access to over
18 million full-text articles

Print

20 pages / month