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Recurrent recall of sunburn by methotrexate.
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Guzzo C, Kaidby K
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Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed. 1995;11(2):55.
 
An unusual recall reaction of sunburn with methotrexate use has been previously reported. Heretofore, all reports have documented a single occurrence of this reaction in each patient. We report, for the first time, a patient who developed recurrent facial sunburn recalls while receiving methotrexate for psoriasis. This reaction is distinct from true photosensitivity. Photosensitivity is listed in the drug brochure for methotrexate. However, a review of the literature does not support true photosensitivity associated with methotrexate.
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Department of Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia 19104, USA.
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