Unilateral Dermatoheliosis. Image via The New England Journal of Medicine

With summer right around the bend here’s an image of 69-year-old man with unilateral dermatoheliosis caused by ultraviolet rays that had penetrated the window glass of his delivery truck that he drove for 28 years. “Chronic UVA exposure can result in thickening of the epidermis and stratum corneum, as well as destruction of elastic fibers. This photoaging effect of UVA is contrasted with photocarcinogenesis.”

Read more on Unilateral Dermatoheliosis by Jennifer R.S. Gordon, M.D. & Joaquin C. Brieva, M.D. via The New England Journal of Medicine

Learn more on Sun Hazards in Your Car by Susan T. Butler, M.D. via Skin Cancer Foundation.

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