Clinic and pathophysiology of photosensitivity in lupus erythematosus.

  title={Clinic and pathophysiology of photosensitivity in lupus erythematosus.},
  author={Percy M Lehmann and Bernhard Homey},
  journal={Autoimmunity reviews},
  volume={8 6},
Lupus erythematosus (LE) represents an autoimmune disease with great clinical variability in which photosensitivity is a common feature for all forms and subsets. The nature and characteristics of clinical photosensitivity in LE have been elucidated through standardized phototesting procedures. The development of skin lesions after UV-injury is typically delayed starting from a few days up to three weeks after the irradiation, and may persist for months. Therefore, patients may not be aware of… CONTINUE READING
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Photosensitivity of lupus erythematosus

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