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Solar urticaria.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3955895     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Solar urticaria is a rare disorder in which patients develop urticarial lesions after exposure to light from the sun or other sources. The etiology is unknown: some cases appear to be mediated by IgE, but other mechanisms may ultimately be found to be more significant. This disease typically persists for years, but may resolve spontaneously. Although fatalities have not yet been reported, episodes of solar urticaria have produced near-fatal accidents. At best, treatment is difficult, but some techniques have afforded some patients substantial or total relief, even if only temporarily.
R B Armstrong
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Dermatologic clinics     Volume:  4     ISSN:  0733-8635     ISO Abbreviation:  Dermatol Clin     Publication Date:  1986 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-05-07     Completed Date:  1986-05-07     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8300886     Medline TA:  Dermatol Clin     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  253-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Light / diagnostic use
Sunlight / adverse effects*
Urticaria / diagnosis,  etiology*,  physiopathology,  therapy

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