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Why do I suddenly have PMLE?

Why do I suddenly have PMLE?

Polymorphous light eruption is a rash caused by sun exposure in people who have developed sensitivity to sunlight. The rash usually appears as tiny, inflamed bumps or slightly raised patches of skin. The reaction usually happens during spring and early summer when exposure to sunlight increases.

Does PMLE cause joint pain?

While the histological findings and the paucity of systemic lupus findings favored PMLE, the possibility exists that the joint pains may not be related to PMLE and may have been a separate symptom entity.

Who is more likely to develop symptoms of polymorphous light eruption?

While anyone can develop PMLE, the condition is most common in people under age 40. It most often happens in the spring and summer in residents of a temperate climate. Or it can occur when there is an abrupt increase in one’s level of sun exposure, such as on a sunny vacation.

Is polymorphous light eruption a disease?

Conclusion Polymorphous light eruption is a long-standing, slowly ameliorating disease with some tendency to development of autoimmune disease or thyroid disorder, especially in female patients, but the risk for lupus erythematosus is not increased.

What autoimmune disease causes sun sensitivity?

This is the unfortunate reality for many people with lupus. Up to 60 percent of patients with the autoimmune disease have sensitivity to ultraviolet light, a condition called photosensitivity. It can result in skin inflammation or a flare-up of a wide range of lupus symptoms, such as joint pain and fatigue.

What autoimmune disease causes sun rash?

Lupus is the autoimmune disease that is most likely to cause a sun-related rash. Up to 70% of lupus cases are worsened by sun exposure or extended time under fluorescent lights, a condition known as “photosensitivity.” Many lupus-related rashes appear on areas of the skin most heavily exposed to sunlight.

What vitamins help with polymorphic light eruption?

Polymorphic light eruption (PLE) is a common photodermatosis with a high prevalence of approximately 11 to 21% in the population….Vitamin D Supplementation in Polymorphic Light Eruption (VitD-PLE_2012)

Study Type : Interventional (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 8 participants

What does a Sjogren’s rash look like?

Sjogren’s syndrome patients often develop a purple-to-red rash that does not lighten when pressure is applied. They may also show purpura (rashes with blood spots) that’s indicative of vasculitis (inflammation of blood vessels). If you observe any of these rashes on your skin, consult a dermatologist.

Will vitamin D cause a rash?

“Like any medication or supplement, it is possible to experience an allergic reaction to vitamin D that could cause a mild allergic reaction such as a skin rash or hives.”

Does vitamin D Help PMLE?

Abstract. Background: Polymorphic light eruption (PLE) is a very common condition whose pathogenesis may involve immunological abnormalities. Vitamin D sufficiency is thought to be important for normal immune function.