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Photosensitivity Disorders

"Photosensitivity Disorders" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Abnormal responses to sunlight or artificial light due to extreme reactivity of light-absorbing molecules in tissues. It refers almost exclusively to skin photosensitivity, including sunburn, reactions due to repeated prolonged exposure in the absence of photosensitizing factors, and reactions requiring photosensitizing factors such as photosensitizing agents and certain diseases. With restricted reference to skin tissue, it does not include photosensitivity of the eye to light, as in photophobia or photosensitive epilepsy.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Photosensitivity Disorders" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Photosensitivity Disorders" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 37 publications over 21 distinct years, with a maximum of 4 publications in 1999
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