Actinic keratoses induced by use of sunbed

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6925.415 (Published 05 February 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:415
  1. E L Speight,
  2. M G C Dahl,
  3. P M Farr
  1. Department of Dermatology, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4LP

    EDITOR, - David Shuttleworth's editorial1 reminds doctors of the hazards of use of sunbeds, which were detailed by the British Photodermatology Group.2 Although many adverse effects may occur, neither non-melanoma skin cancer nor dysplasia has been reported. We report on a patient with a large number of dysplastic keratoses, which seem to have been induced by use of a sunbed.

    A 38 year old woman who had been abroad only once (to Spain for a short holiday at the age …

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