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Coll Antropol. 2007 Jan;31 Suppl 1:87-90.

Occupational skin diseases caused by solar radiation.

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Department of Dermatovenerology, Rijeka University Hospital, Rijeka, Croatia.


UV radiation is present in sunlight and can be emitted from numerous artificial sources. Outdoor workers are exposed to sunlight in a wide variety of occupations like sailors, fishers, construction workers, farmers, and other. Presented are the skin diseases caused by sunlight exposure. They may be of little medical importance such as stigmata or create problems like photoaging, skin carcinoma, melanoma, phototoxic and photoallergic reactions. Shown are briefly data on skin cancer in the Rijeka region in outdoor occupations, the legislation and necessity for prevention. Psoriatic patients need particular caution because they are exposed to UVR, tars, and immunosuppressive drugs during the treatment.

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