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polymorphous light eruption

 

Definition: a common pruritic papular eruption appearing in a few hours and lasting up to several days on skin exposed to shortwave ultraviolet light (UVB); subepidermal edema and deep perivascular lymphocytic infiltration is seen microscopically.

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