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

Elyse Scheuer, Erin Warshaw

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3-11
Number of pages9
JournalDermatitis
Volume17
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2006

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