- P M Farr
Br J Dermatol 2018 Apr 23. Epub 2018 Apr 23.
Department of Dermatology, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4LP, U.K.
Tewari et al report three patients with erythropoietic protoporphyria (EPP) who also had symptoms of a solar urticarial-like reaction. Phototesting showed an abnormal response to ultraviolet A and visible light occurring within minutes of irradiation, and resolving in up to 30 min. The authors suggest that these patients have coexisting EPP and solar urticaria, both rare diseases, but comment on the lack of knowledge of phototest responses in EPP. Read More