Hydroa vacciniforme with inflammatory keratitis and secondary anterior uveitis

Pediatr Dermatol. 1987 Dec;4(4):320-4. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1470.1987.tb00800.x.


A 6-year-old boy had numerous episodes of hydroa vacciniforme. Several of these episodes were accompanied by an anterior uveitis with corneal clouding and stellate keratic precipitates. Wearing sunglasses prevented new eye lesions from developing despite recurrences of skin lesions. Phototesting on facial skin revealed reproduction of skin lesions with ultraviolet B but not ultraviolet A. One should be aware of eye involvement in hydroa vacciniforme, and children who experience this form of photodermatitis should have a careful eye examination and be advised to wear protective sunglasses.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Humans
  • Hydroa Vacciniforme / complications*
  • Hydroa Vacciniforme / pathology
  • Keratitis / etiology*
  • Keratitis / pathology
  • Male
  • Uveitis, Anterior / etiology*