Monday, June 4, 2012

This is Your Face . . . This is Your Face on UV Radiation

From the New England Journal of Medicine: "A 69-year-old man presented with a 25-year history of gradual, asymptomatic thickening and wrinkling of the skin on the left side of his face . . . Findings were consistent with the Favre–Racouchot syndrome of photodamaged skin, known as dermatoheliosis. The patient reported that he had driven a delivery truck for 28 years. Ultraviolet A (UVA) rays transmit through window glass, penetrating the epidermis and upper layers of dermis . . . UVA has also been shown to induce substantial DNA mutations and direct toxicity, leading to the formation of skin cancer."

Face on UV Radiation

- Blake Hudson

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