Photosensitivity diseases: cutaneous lupus erythematosus.

  title={Photosensitivity diseases: cutaneous lupus erythematosus.},
  author={Lela A. Lee and A Darise Farris},
  journal={The journal of investigative dermatology. Symposium proceedings},
  volume={4 1},
Ultraviolet radiation plays an important role in the induction of lesions in many patients with cutaneous lupus. In the photosensitive subset of lupus, subacute cutaneous lupus, the effects of ultraviolet radiation likely act in concert with specific autoantibodies, particularly anti-Ro-related autoantibodies, to produce lesions. Potential effects of ultraviolet radiation on the induction of cutaneous lupus, and the potential interplay of specific autoantibodies with ultraviolet radiation are… CONTINUE READING


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