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Dermatitis. 2006 Mar;17(1):3-11.

Sunscreen allergy: A review of epidemiology, clinical characteristics, and responsible allergens.

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University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

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  • Dermatitis. 2006 Sep;17(3):162.


Although allergy to sunscreen represents a small proportion (< 1%) of allergic contact dermatitis reactions in North America, it is one of the most common causes of photoallergy. The epidemiology and clinical characteristics of sunscreen allergy are summarized in this review. In addition, a detailed discussion of specific chemical sunscreen allergens is provided.

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