J Med Assoc Thai 1998; 81 (10):807

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Hydroa Vacciniforme with Ocular Involvement
Wisuthsarewong W Mail, Leenutaphong V , Viravan S

A 7-year-old Thai boy had several episodes of hydroa vacciniforme which were accompanied
by an anterior uveitis with corneal clouding and stellate keratic precipitates. Wearing
sunglasses prevented additional eye symptoms despite recurrence of the skin lesions. Repetitive
UV A phototesting reproduced the typical skin lesions with fever and malaise. No reproduction of
skin lesions was revealed by repetitive UVB phototesting. One should be aware of eye involvement
in hydroa vacciniforme, and those who experience the eye involvement should be advised
to wear protective sunglasses.

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