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Erythema multiforme following polymorphic light eruption: a report of two cases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15807676     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report two patients in whom episodes of polymorphic light eruption were followed by recurrent erythema multiforme on exposed and nonexposed sites. Treating the polymorphic light eruption with prophylactic PUVA and/or oral prednisolone or cyclosporin prevented the development of erythema multiforme, suggesting that the two events are related. It is possible that erythema multiforme develops as a response to the same causative antigen as polymorphic light eruption.
E A Fraser-Andrews; R Morris-Jones; L Novakovic; J L M Hawk
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical and experimental dermatology     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0307-6938     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Exp. Dermatol.     Publication Date:  2005 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-04-05     Completed Date:  2005-07-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7606847     Medline TA:  Clin Exp Dermatol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  232-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Photobiology, St. John's Institute of Dermatology, St. Thomas' Hospital, Lambeth Palace Road, London SE1 7EH, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Erythema Multiforme / etiology*,  pathology
Glucocorticoids / therapeutic use
PUVA Therapy
Photosensitivity Disorders / complications*,  drug therapy
Prednisolone / therapeutic use
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Glucocorticoids; 50-24-8/Prednisolone

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