What is Lupus and is it treatable?

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Offline thedoc

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What is Lupus and is it treatable?
« on: 03/08/2012 06:30:02 »
Justin Smith asked the Naked Scientists:
Hi Chris, apparently my wife has been diagnosed with this Lupus. Her mother has this too which affected her kidneys etc. My wife can go for months with no stiffness in the joints and then all of a sudden she is almost bed-ridden. Does this sound like Lupus and is it treatable?

I would appreciate if you could reply to this e-mail address, all the answers that I've need from you guys always goes to some website which I can't get to.    
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Re: What is Lupus and is it treatable?
« Reply #1 on: 03/08/2012 14:35:28 »
Sunlight can make all Lupus symptoms worse, not just skin, so those with lupus who are photosensitive are advised to minimize their sun exposure ...

How does photosensitivity show up in lupus?

    1. Sunlight can cause new skin lupus lesions (sores).
    2. Flares of internal lupus disease, including joint pains and fatigue, can also be triggered by sunlight.
« Last Edit: 05/08/2012 10:33:11 by RD »