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.Erupción leve y poliforme del brazo

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Last reviewed 5/13/2013 by Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.

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