How does photosensitivity affect people with lupus?

Each person with lupus is unique on how the exposure to the UV rays of the sun or fluorescent lights may affect them.  Some individuals will have new or increased skin rashes or sores (lesions).  Those with systemic lupus may have increased joint pain, fatigue, fever, and flu like symptoms.

Medically reviewed on August 08, 2013

This article was published by the Lupus Foundation of America Office.