Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
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DALDON, Patricia Erica Christofoletti; PASCINI, Mirella and CORREA, Mariane. Case for diagnosis. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2010, vol.85, n.5, pp. 733-735. ISSN 0365-0596. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962010000500025.
A 13-year-old black boy had pruritic papular and nodular lesions on his forearms associated to edema of the lower lip, photophobia, conjunctivitis and pterygium. Skin biopsy of the lower lip revealed acanthosis, spongiosis with dermal perivascular mononuclear cell infiltration composed by lymphocytes, plasma cells and eosinophils consistent with actinic prurigo. Lesions improved considerably with the use of thalidomide 100mg/ day.
Keywords : Cheilitis; Photosensitivity disorders; Prurigo; Thalidomide; Ultraviolet rays.