Chronic actinic dermatitis is a type of photosensitive eczema, most commonly found in older white males. A decreased minimal erythema dose for UVA and/or UVB, positive photopatch tests and multiple contact allergic reactions are frequently seen. Clinical and histopathologic features may resemble cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. Immunohistochemical analysis and T-cell clonality studies will help to differentiate between the two entities. Treatment may be a challenge and includes advice on sunlight and allergen avoidance measures.

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