Polymorphic light eruption
Similar term(s): Polymorphic light eruption, Summer eruption, Prurigo aestivalis, Eczema solare, Summer prurigo.
Polymorphic light eruption is the most common of the photodermatoses. This
common rash occurs in spring or early summer as a result of exposure to
sunlight. The causes are not completely understood. It may be an allergic
reaction following the interaction of sunlight with proteins in the skin.
Chronic actinic dermatitis - Idiopathic photodermatoses - Protein