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Image Number 1102 (Phototoxic reaction)

Macule red

Diagnosis: Phototoxic reaction

Site: Chest

Sex: F

Age: 55


Description: Vividly erythematous patches

Submitted by: Ted Rosen

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Differential Diagnosis

History: 55 year-old lady started on tetracycline for traumatic wound infection, who spent a sunny day outdoors in her garden. Intense "burning" erythema of all exposed skin followed. Sun avoidance and topical corticosteroids led to resolution.

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