Actinic keratoses induced by a sunbed

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6934.977b (Published 09 April 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:977
  1. N H Cox
  1. Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle CA2 7HY.

    EDITOR, - In response to David Shuttleworth's editorial on the risks of sunbeds1 E L Speight and colleagues report on a patient with actinic keratoses dueto use of a sunbed.2 I report an additional case of this adverse effect.

    A 50 year old woman had a six month history of pruritic rash on the legs which had been unsuccessfully treated as eczema. Examination showed hundreds of discrete hard scaling lesions - clinically actinic …

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