Although anyone can develop polymorphous light eruption, several factors are associated with an increased risk of the condition:

  • Women are more likely to develop the disorder.
  • The first episode most often appears during the teenage years or 20s.
  • People with fair skin or those living in northern regions are more likely to develop the disorder.
  • A family history of polymorphous light eruption among some people with the condition suggests a possible genetic risk factor.
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