Thursday, March 31, 2005

Polymorphous light eruption

Polymorphous light eruption(PMLE) is an abnormal, recurrent, delayed reactions to sunlight, ranging from erythematous papules, papulovesicles, and plaques to erythema multiforme like lesions on sunlight-exposed surfaces. Only one clinical form is consistently manifested in any one patient, but combined morphologies may also result.. PMLE affects females 2-3 times more often than males. The eruption typically occurs in spring typically at the onset of a vacation in a sunny place or at a high altitude and disappears without scarring by the time the patient returns home. I have seen good response to oral beta carotene, antihistamines and topical steroids. How do you manages such cases in your practice? View images

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