Erupción leve y poliforme del brazo

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Erupción leve y poliforme del brazo

Se desconoce la causa de la erupción polimorfa lumínica. Ésta aparece por lo general de uno a dos días después de la exposición a la luz solar y puede durar hasta una semana. Es más común en los adolescentes y adultos jóvenes y afecta con mayor frecuencia a las mujeres. Se manifiesta como enrojecimiento recurrente (eritema) y/o parches (placas) con ampollas. Puede ser una enfermedad hereditaria entre algunas poblaciones indoamericanas.

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  • Last Reviewed on 05/13/2011
  • Kevin Berman, MD, PhD, Atlanta Center for Dermatologic Disease, Atlanta, GA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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