Home | Recent Submissions | Search | Diagnosis | Quiz | Submit an Image | Index | Blog |About GSA
<< Back to Diagnosis Page  
Image Number 412 (Polymorphous light eruption)


Diagnosis: Polymorphous light eruption

Site: Cheek

Sex: F

Age: 38

Type: Clinical

Description: Plaque in sunexposed areas

Submitted by: Shahbaz Janjua

View Full Size

Differential Diagnosis

History: 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. 

Search DermNetNZ   eMedicine   PubMed   Dermatology Online   Archives   JAAD for "Polymorphous light eruption"

buy accutane
Home  |  Recent Submissions  |  Search  | Diagnosis  |  Quiz  |  Submit an Image  |  Index  |  About GSA

Copyright © 2005 Global Skin Atlas