Quemaduras de sol

Las quemaduras de sol se producen cuando la cantidad de exposición al sol o a otra fuente de rayos ultravioleta excede la capacidad del pigmento protector del cuerpo, la melanina, para proteger la piel. Las quemaduras de sol son tan graves como las quemaduras térmicas y pueden tener los mismos efectos sistémicos, como ampollas, edema y fiebre.Quemaduras de sol

Revision

Last reviewed 5/13/2011 by 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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