Polymorphous light eruption. Patients with this condition develop papules,
papulovesicles, or erythematous plaques in response to sun exposure. The
lesions erupt a few hours to several days after the subject has been exposed to
sunlight. Lesions are most often located on the face, upper chest, and exposed
parts of the extremities. Ocular inflammation and cheilitis may also occur.
Among North American and Latin American Indians, polymorphous light eruption
tends to be a familial disease with childhood onset.
Color Atlas of Pediatric
Samuel Weinberg, Neil S. Prose, Leonard Kristal
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