UV radiation and keratosis follicularis

Arch Dermatol. 1984 Nov;120(11):1484-7.


We carried out provocation studies on the lesions of keratosis follicularis by the use of UV radiation. Nonerythema-producing doses of UV-B elicited the lesions in uninvolved skin sites in a 34-year-old man with this disease. The elicited lesions were compatible with those of keratosis follicularis both clinically and histopathologically. Similar irradiation with UV-A produced no visible changes in the test area.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Darier Disease / etiology*
  • Darier Disease / pathology
  • Erythema / etiology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Photosensitivity Disorders / etiology
  • Radiation Dosage
  • Skin / pathology
  • Ultraviolet Rays / adverse effects*