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A case of extreme and general cutaneous light sensitivity in combination with so-called 'screen dermatitis' and 'electrosensitivity' - a successful rehabilitation after vitamin A treatment - a case report

Journal of the Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine
Volume 18 Issue 1 (1999 Apr)

Abstract: An increasing number of patients has recently been described as suffering from subjective and objective skin and mucosa related symptoms after exposure to electromagnetic devices, such as visual display terminals and mobile telephones. Our objective in this study is to report on one such patient having in addition a profound and general light-sensitivity, and to provide a cellular basis for further clinical judgment. Immunohistochemistry using different cellular markers was employed. It was found that protein S-100 and HLA-DR- positive dendritic cells were dramatically decreased in number, especially in the epidermis. From our preliminary data, it seems likely that certain paramount cellular changes may be present in this patient category claiming to suffer from electromagnetic field exposure. The exact cause as well as the exact cellular and molecular basis of this disorder, however, is at present not understood. (author abstract)

To cite this article: Johansson, O; Liu, PY; Wetterberg, L and Enhamre, A. A case of extreme and general cutaneous light sensitivity in combination with so-called 'screen dermatitis' and 'electrosensitivity' - a successful rehabilitation after vitamin A treatment - a case report [online]. Journal of the Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine, Vol. 18, No. 1, 1999 Apr: 13-4, 16. Availability: <https://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=542710588670488;res=IELHEA> ISSN: 1328-8040. [cited 17 Jan 19].

Personal Author: Johansson, O; Liu, PY; Wetterberg, L; Enhamre, A; Source: Journal of the Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine, Vol. 18, No. 1, 1999 Apr: 13-4, 16 Document Type: Journal Article ISSN: 1328-8040 Subject: Electromagnetic fields; Affiliation: (1) Experimental Dermatology Unit, Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute, S-171 77 Stockholm, Sweden.
(2) Experimental Dermatology Unit, Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute, S-171 77 Stockholm, Sweden.
(3) Experimental Dermatology Unit, Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute, S-171 77 Stockholm, Sweden.
(4) Experimental Dermatology Unit, Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute, S-171 77 Stockholm, Sweden.

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