Sunburn

Summary of Sunburn
Sunburn is a form of radiation burn that affects living tissue, such as skin, that results from an overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation, commonly from the sun. Common symptoms in humans and other animals include red or reddish skin that is hot to the touch, pain, general fatigue, and mild dizziness. An excess of UV radiation can be life-threatening in extreme cases. Exposure of the skin to lesser amounts of UV radiation will often produce a suntan.

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Pain and inflammation due to a sunburn can be alleviated with an

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A 24-years-old Caucasian woman comes to the office for a consultation after she fell asleep on her towel on the beach for 3 hours after lunch yesterday. She is prescribed an emollient cream to reduce the erythema and inflammation. She is also advised not to fall asleep under the sun and to always use sunscreen lotions protecting her from both UVA and UVB radiation.

Which of the following mediators of inflammation exclusively induced by UVB radiation is a contributor to the patient condition?

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