Actas Dermosifiliogr 2013 Oct 17;104(8):645-53. Epub 2013 Aug 17.
Departamento de Dermatología, Complejo Hospitalario Universitario, Facultad de Medicina, Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Electronic address:
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Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed 2003 Jun;19(3):157-9
Department of Dermatology, Spedali Civili, Brescia, Italy Institute of Pathology, University of Brescia, Italy.
Background: Photosensitive erythema multiforme (EM) is a rare disorder. It usually occurs only if a herpes virus infection or ingestion of drugs precedes exposure to sunlight in selected patients.
Methods: We report a 37-year-old man who had recurrent EM eruptions following sun exposures over a period of 20 years. Read More
Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed 2010 Apr;26(2):101-3
Department of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine, Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey.
We report on a 35-year-old woman with cutaneous lesions characterized by an erythema multiforme-like appearance localized in the photo-distributed pattern. She had no history of systemic drug ingestion, herpes simplex virus or any other infection, possible causes of erythema multiforme, before the sun exposure. She had normal tolerance to a phototest, but photoprovocation tests could not be performed because she did not agree to them. Read More
Am Fam Physician 1992 Oct;46(4):1171-6
UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Newark.
Erythema multiforme is a cutaneous reaction pattern manifested by well-demarcated plaques on the trunk and extremities. Target, or "iris," lesions, with central clearing, are characteristic of this disorder. Erythema multiforme may be a mild condition (erythema multiforme minor), or it may be a severe, possibly life-threatening condition (erythema multiforme major or Stevens-Johnson syndrome). Read More
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Department of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine, Complejo Hospitalario Universitario, Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
Erythema multiforme (EM) is a self-limited skin disease, characterized by the abrupt onset of symmetric red papules that may evolve into target lesions often precipitated by an infection. Photosensitive erythema multiforme (PEM) is a rare disorder characterized by the distribution of the lesions on sun-exposed areas. It has been described at the sites of sunburn, following episodes of polymorphic light eruption or herpes labialis and in association with drugs. Read More