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    Spring and summer eruption of the elbows: a peculiar localized variant of polymorphous light eruption.
    J Am Acad Dermatol 2013 Feb 19;68(2):306-12. Epub 2012 Nov 19.
    Department of Dermatology, Fundación Jiménez Díaz, Madrid, Spain.
    Background: Polymorphous light eruption (PLE) is the most common form of idiopathic photodermatosis. Several morphologic variants of PLE have been described, including a localized form of PLE primarily affecting the helices of the ears. To our knowledge, the presence of lesions on the elbows as the unique manifestation of PLE has not yet been reported. Read More
    Polymorphous light eruption: a common skin disease uncommonly recognized in the Hispanic population.
    Oxf Med Case Reports 2014 Nov 18;2014(8):145-7. Epub 2014 Nov 18.
    Hartford Hospital , Hartford, CT , USA.
    Polymorphous light eruption (PMLE) is a common acquired disease entity belonging to the idiopathic photodermatoses that is uncommonly considered in the Hispanic population. The pathogenesis of the disease and the mechanism of adaptation in skin (hardening phenomenon) have yet to be elucidated. PMLE is characterized by recurrent abnormal delayed reactions to sunlight ranging from pruritic erythematous papules, papulovesicles and plaques to erythema multiforme. Read More
    Reproduction of the skin lesions of polymorphous light eruption: a case report and a review of the Japanese literature.
    J Dermatol 1990 Mar;17(3):191-6
    Department of Dermatology, National Defense Medical College, Saitama, Japan.
    A case of polymorphous light eruption with plaque-type lesions is reported. A 55-year-old male had pruritic erythemas and plaques on the head, the face, the nape, the back of the hands, and the left loin within days following sun exposure. The patient's minimal erythema dose (MED) (60 mJ/cm2) of sunlamp irradiation for ultraviolet (UV) B was normal. Read More
    Papulovesicular light eruption. A defined subset of polymorphous light eruption.
    Arch Dermatol 1985 Oct;121(10):1286-8
    A distinctive photodermatitis is seen commonly in tourists visiting Hawaii. Analysis of 150 cases revealed that the eruption is acute in onset following exposure to sunlight, is confined to exposed areas, and mainly affects young to middle-aged white women. The clinical presentation is remarkably uniform, consisting of papules, papulovesicles, or vesicles. Read More