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J Am Acad Dermatol. 1990 Jan;22(1):1-15.

Photoaging/photodamage and photoprotection.

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Department of Dermatology, Beth Israel Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.

Abstract

Exposure to sunlight can produce both acute and long-term effects. Acute changes include erythema, photosensitivity, and immunologic alterations. Long-term consequences include carcinogenesis and photoaging. All effects can be minimized by photoprotection. This article reviews the adverse effects of sun exposure and strategies to reduce photodamage.

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PMID:
2405022
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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