Photosensitivity in lupus erythematosus.

  title={Photosensitivity in lupus erythematosus.},
  author={Annegret Kuhn and Stefan Beissert},
  volume={38 7},
Lupus erythematosus (LE) is an autoimmune disease which can be triggered by environmental factors such as solar irradiation. It has long been observed that especially ultraviolet (UV) exposure can induce and exacerbate skin lesions in patients with this disease. However, despite the frequency of photosensitivity in LE, the mechanisms by which UV irradiation activates autoimmune responses is only now becoming increasingly unfolded by advanced molecular and cellular biological investigations… CONTINUE READING
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