Sun-provoked skin reactions, ranging from itching rashes to unsightly eruptions, constitute one of the most prevalent forms of allergy and impacts the lives of millions of Europeans. This condition has been poorly investigated, and largely neglected as a public health problem. In a unique multi-centre partnership of dermatologists, (photo-) biologists and epidemiologists we intend to address this deficiency and determine the prevalence and severity of the condition across Europe. Based on new exciting research developments we will investigate thepathognesis and aetiology of the most common form of sun allergy, PolymorphicLight Eruption (PLE). The direct goals are to improve diagnostic criteria and targeting of therapies, and to provide guidelines on prevention.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
2311 EZ Leiden
20520 Turku / Abo