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Polymorphic light eruption
Alternative namesPolymorphous light eruption
Polymorphic light eruption is a common reaction to sunlight (ultraviolet light) that occurs in "light-sensitive" individuals. Small red pimples and blisters appear on the skin within 1 to 4 days after exposure to sunlight.They disappear within 2 weeks. The cause is unknown. Some experts think it is a type of delayed allergic reaction . Controlled ultraviolet light exposure may reduce some of the symptoms.
Update Date: 10/27/2003Jeffrey Drayer, M.D., Dermatologist, Los Angeles, CA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.
Last updated: Tue, 06 Jan 2009 00:20:03 GMT