Similar term(s): Hutchinson prurigo.
Actinic prurigo is a chronic, intensely itchy skin disease due to an abnormal
reaction to sunlight (photosensitivity) and predominantly affecting women. It
occurs mostly in individuals of darker skin types, when they are exposed to
ultraviolet radiation. Treatment is mainly aimed at avoiding sun exposure.
Chronic - Genes - Idiopathic photodermatoses - Ultraviolet radiation