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November 2018

Juvenile Spring Eruption Associated With Parvovirus B19 Infection

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Dermatology, Venerology, and Allergology, HELIOS St Elisabeth Hospital Oberhausen, University Witten/Herdecke, Oberhausen, Germany
  • 2Institute of Virology, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany
  • 3Department of Dermatology, Allergology, and Dermatosurgery, HELIOS University Hospital Wuppertal, University of Witten/Herdecke, Wuppertal, Germany
JAMA Dermatol. 2018;154(11):1356-1357. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2018.2932

Juvenile spring eruption (JSE) is a rare pruritic photodermatosis that typically manifests on light-exposed areas of the ears and predominantly affects boys or young men.1 It is considered a distinctive variant of polymorphic light eruption occurring in springtime after exposure to bright sunlight during cold weather.2 As JSE tends to appear in small outbreaks, concomitant triggers have been postulated in the pathogenesis of the disease besides the well-established exposure to UV light. We report a case of JSE associated with parvovirus B19 infection.

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