Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-19-2021

Publication Title

Photochemistry and photobiology

Abstract

Individual typology angle (ITA) measures constitutive pigmentation while skin phototypes (SPT) categories are based on sun reactiveness. However, the association between the two, ITA and SPT, is yet to be established. Since both systems provide six categories, recent studies have used ITA classifications as synonymous to SPT. The results of this study indicate that these cannot be utilized interchangeably. In conclusion, poor correlation between the six objective individual typology angle categories and the subjective Fitzpatrick skin phototype categories was established along with highlighting ITAs potential in photobiologic studies and objective standardization of skin type classifications.

PubMed ID

34796498

ePublication

ePub ahead of print

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