Polymorphous light eruption

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Polymorphous light eruption, abbreviated PLE or PMLE, is an inflammatory skin disorder characterized by perivascular inflammation.


  • Common, chronic and idiopathic.[1]
  • Usually women.[1]
  • Typically diagnosed in late 30s.[2]



  • Perivascular inflammation.


See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 Boonstra, HE.; van Weelden, H.; Toonstra, J.; van Vloten, WA. (Feb 2000). "Polymorphous light eruption: A clinical, photobiologic, and follow-up study of 110 patients.". J Am Acad Dermatol 42 (2 Pt 1): 199-207. doi:10.1016/S0190-9622(00)90126-9. PMID 10642673.
  2. Naleway, AL.; Greenlee, RT.; Melski, JW. (Aug 2006). "Characteristics of diagnosed polymorphous light eruption.". Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed 22 (4): 205-7. doi:10.1111/j.1600-0781.2006.00219.x. PMID 16869870.

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