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what is worse lupus erythematosus or polymorthic light eruption?

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Dr. Monib Zirvi
Dermatology 21 years experience
Lupus: Lupus can be associated with internal problems including problems with the kidneys, sores in the mouth, hair loss and other issues. Pmle involves the skin only and resolves relatively easily with topical steroid use and can be controlled with sunscreen use. Lupus can progress over time and should be monitored closely by a physician for signs of progression.

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A 19-year-old male asked:

What is difference between lupus erythematosus and polymorthic light eruption?

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Dr. Monib Zirvi
Dermatology 21 years experience
Autoimmune : Lupus is an autoimmune condition in which antibodies are made against your own body. Sun can trigger a flareup of rashes associated with lupus. Pmle on the otherhand is a variable rash on sun exposed areas such as the arms and chest that occurs early in the sunny season of the year. This does not have autoantibodies associated with it. These can be distinguished via blood work and a skin biopsy.

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