Associations between Silicone Skin Cast Score, Cumulative Sun Exposure, and Other Factors in the Ausimmune Study: A Multicenter Australian Study
Ponsonby, Anne-Louise; Dear, Keith; Taylor, Bruce; Dwyer, Terry; McMichael, Anthony; Valery, Patricia C; Van Der Mei, Ingrid; Williams, David; Pender, Michael; Chapman, Caron; Coulthard, Alan; Kilpatrick, Trevor J; Lucas, Robyn
Past sun exposure is linked to a wide range of disease outcomes but is difficult to measure accurately. Silicone skin casts measure skin damage, but some studies show that age rather than sun exposure is the most important determinant of cast score. We examined skin damage scores from silicone casts of the back of the hand in a large adult sample (n = 534) with a broad range of past cumulative UV radiation (UVR) doses. Participants were ages 18 to 61 years and resided in one of four locations...[Show more]
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