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Polymorphous Light Eruption and Skin Lupus

I was diagnosed with skin lupus a few years ago after a biopsy was taken from my a sunburn on my back. Recently I had surgery and my abdomen was exposed to halogen light during the procedure.  About a day and a half later a rash that looked like a sunburn appeared and I thought it was possibly a skin lupus reaction.  After extensive testing and biopsies, my dermatologist told me that no skin lupus showed up and the tests were all negative for other auto-immune diseases and cancer.  He diagnosed me with polymorphous light eruption.  He also told me that the blood tests showed no lupus of any kind.  Since I was diagnosed with skin lupus from a biopsy two years ago, what does that mean?  Do I still have the skin lupus and have PLE too?  I am confused.  I know that this new rash is PLE but I also need to know what I am dealing with overall.  I am ready to seek other medical advice if I don't get some answers.  The whole ordeal has been and is very depressing.  I am extremely light sensitive to all fluorescent light - even five minutes will produce a change in my skin.  If someone has some advice for me I would be thankful.
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