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Polymorphic light eruption

Similar term(s): Polymorphic light eruption, Summer eruption, Prurigo aestivalis, Eczema solare, Summer prurigo.

Definition:

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.

Source: GreenFacts

Related words:

Chronic actinic dermatitis - Idiopathic photodermatoses - Protein

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