Characterization of clinical photosensitivity in cutaneous lupus erythematosus.

  title={Characterization of clinical photosensitivity in cutaneous lupus erythematosus.},
  author={Kristen P Foering and Aileen Yenting Chang and Evan W. Piette and Andrew J. Cucchiara and Joyce Okawa and Victoria P. Werth},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology},
  volume={69 2},
BACKGROUND Photosensitivity (PS) in lupus erythematosus (LE) is frequently determined by patient report. OBJECTIVE We sought to characterize self-reported PS in cutaneous LE (CLE). METHODS The PS survey was used to classify subject responses into 5 phenotypes: direct sun-induced CLE flare (directCLE); general exacerbation of CLE (genCLE); polymorphic light eruption-like reactions (genSkin); general pruritus/paresthesias (genRxn); and sun-induced systemic symptoms (genSys). In all, 91… CONTINUE READING