Journal article

Conjunctival Ultraviolet Autofluorescence as a Measure of Past Sun Exposure in Children

Cong Sun, Angela Pezic, David A Mackey, John B Carlin, Andrew Kemp, Justine A Ellis, Fergus J Cameron, Christine P Rodda, Terence Dwyer, Minas T Coroneo, Anne-Louise Ponsonby

CANCER EPIDEMIOLOGY BIOMARKERS & PREVENTION | AMER ASSOC CANCER RESEARCH | Published : 2017

Abstract

Background: Conjunctival ultraviolet autofluorescence (CUVAF) area detected from UVAF photographs is a recently developed potential marker for past sun exposure, but its relationship with sun-related factors has not been fully investigated.Methods: The study included 339 healthy children ages 5 to 15 years in Melbourne, Australia. Data were collected by questionnaire and examination at school. CUVAF area was measured using a computer program and analyzed as a continuous and dichotomous outcome (any/none).Results: Fifty-three children (15.6%) had detectable CUVAF, and the youngest age at which a child showed sun damage was 8 years. Compared with silicone skin cast score, there was good inter-..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia


Awarded by NHMRC Early Career Fellowship


Awarded by NHMRC Senior Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

The EET1DPP is supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (NHMRC 546425 and 1033892), Financial Markets Foundation for Children, Diabetes Australia Research Trust, and the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program. C. Sun is supported by the NHMRC Early Career Fellowship (1013538). A.-L. Ponsonby is supported by the NHMRC Senior Fellowship (1110200).