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Photosensitivity

 

Most SLE patients are sensitive to sun & other forms of UV light.  

Exposure to the sun can trigger a rash, & can also result in fever, fatigue, joint pain, & other lupus symptoms.  

Both UVA & UVB rays are problematic, & lupus patients are advised to wear sunscreen whenever outdoors, even in cloudy weather (UV rays can penetrate clouds).

Many are also sensitive to light emitted from fluorescent bulbs(UVB) & halogen lamps(UVA).

 
 

 

 
 

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