How did the midnight sun cause this patient's 'zombie skin'?

The Arctic light and one other mystery ingredient are to blame

If a recent case report in the BMJ teaches us anything, it’s not to travel to Greenland and make margaritas in the midnight sun, obviously.

Eruption on hands

But one Australian tourist learnt this hard way.

The 29-year-old man was hiking through the country, camping in the wilderness, when he suddenly noticed pus-filled purple blisters on his hands.

Although painless at first, after a few days, the self-described “zombie skin” began to itch and burn so intensely that he went to the local ED.

Doctors noted the bizarre bullous eruption

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