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Walchner, M.; Messer, G. and Kind, P. (1997): Phototesting and photoprotection in LE. In: Lupus, Vol. 6, No. 2: pp. 167-174 [PDF, 789kB]


Photosensitivity and induction of skin lesions following UV radiation is a common problem of patients with cutaneous and systemic forms of lupus erythematosus. The detrimental effect of UV radiation to patients with lupus erythematosus was already recognized in the last century. Skin lesions can now be provoked under standardized conditions allowing the diagnosis and classification of patients with photosensitive disorders. The aim of this review is to give an overview on the history, test procedure and test results in patients with lupus erythematosus.

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