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June 1966


Arch Dermatol. 1966;93(6):765-772. doi:10.1001/archderm.1966.01600240131027

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Erythropoietic Protoporphyria. Presented by Dr. Thomas B. Fitzpatrick; Dr. Kenneth Arndt; and Dr. Madhu Pathak.  The patient is a 24-year-old white woman.About 10 years ago the patient began to note an eruption limited to exposed areas that seemed related to exposure to sunlight. After only a few minutes of strong sun she would note a tingling, then erythema and edema, and the next day blisters. She did not get the reaction through window glass. This problem began in April and receded in September. No scarring was left. Both parents and two siblings had been in good health. The patient's past health had been excellent.

Description of Dermatosis.—  When seen, no active lesions were present; only erythema and vascular dilatation of the nose were present. The patient returned to the clinic after a weekend at the beach, at which time she demonstrated small tense bullae on an

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