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Allergy to the sun: multidisciplinary investigation on the prevalence, pathognesis, treatment and prevention of polymorphic light eruption across europe

Objective

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 Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
Address
Clinical Science Building
M6 8HD Salford,manchester
United Kingdom

Participants (4)

ACADEMISCH ZIEKENHUIS LEIDEN
Netherlands
Address
Rapenburg 70
2311 EZ Leiden
RUPRECHT-KARLS-UNIVERSITAET HEIDELBERG
Germany
Address
Bergheimer Strasse 58
69115 Heidelberg
UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL MUENSTER
Germany
Address
Von Esmarchstrasse 58
48149 Muenster
UNIVERSITY OF TURKU
Finland
Address
4-8,Kiinamyllynkatu 4-8
20520 Turku / Abo