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MINNESOTA DERMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY
Sept 7, 1969All cases presented by the Staff of Mayo Clinic—Drs. Robert R. Kierland, Harold O. Perry, Richard K. Winkelmann, Sigfrid A. Muller, and W. Mitchell Sams, Jr.
Polymorphic Light Eruption (Mother of Case 2).
This 41-year-old woman was first seen at the Mayo Clinic during 1947 because of a recurrent pruritic eruption primarily affecting the extensor surfaces of the forearms, dorsa of the hands, legs, and the lower anterior neck which had begun at 6 years of age and had recurred only in the spring and summer months. She was not seen again until March 1969 when her 6-year-old daughter was seen because of a similar eruption.Numerous erythematous scaling plaques and excoriations were present in the sun-exposed skin of her arms (Fig 1) that occurred one week after sun exposure. Facial skin was unaffected.The hemogram, chest x-ray, and urinary porphyrin results were
Society Transactions. Arch Dermatol. 1970;102(5):566-582. doi:10.1001/archderm.1970.04000110082025