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    Solar urticaria with a wide action spectrum from UVB to visible light complicated with UVA-induced polymorphous light eruption.
    Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed 2017 May 13;33(3):172-175. Epub 2017 Mar 13.
    Department of Dermatology, Kansai Medical University, Osaka, Japan.

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