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I know that I have published a link to this excellent Sjogren's Syndrome Foundation patient education sheet before, but in view of the sunny and hot forecast facing us here in the Pacific northwest, thought I would give it another post:
Patient Education Sheet
The Sun and Sjögren’s SyndromeThe SSF thanks Mona Z. Mofid, MD, FAAD, Diplomate, American Board of Dermatology, and Medical Director, American Melanoma Foundation, San Diego, California, for authoring this Patient Education Sheet.
Ultraviolet (UV) radiation emitted from the sun and other light sources (such as some fluorescent lights) can alter immune function and lead to an autoimmune response in the body and in the skin. Skin rashes and disease flares
in Sjögren’s syndrome (SS) patients can result as well as ocular sensitivity and pain. In Sjögren’s, sun sensitivity is associated with the autoantibody SSA/or Ro. To avoid reactions to UV light, try the following tips: continue reading here.
Stay shady, people.