Photosensitivity and Lupus Erythematosus (Copyright © Lupus Foundation of America, Inc.)
Publication Year: 2011
Type: Online Publication
Photosensitivity is defined as an abnormal reaction of the skin to sunlight. Forty to 60 percent of lupus erythematosus(LE) patients are photosensitive. Excessive sun exposure may trigger the onset of disease, may cause flares in people who have systemic lupus and aggravate cutaneous (discoid) lupus. This brochure discusses photoprotection and sun-protective agents for lupus patients.
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