Lupus erythematosus tumidus in systemic lupus erythematosus: Novel association and possible role of early treatment in prevention of discoid lupus erythematosus

Meenakshi Jolly*, A. E. Laumann, Christopher R. Shea, Tammy Olsen Utset

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Abstract

Skin involvement in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) occurs in varied forms. Lupus erythematosus tumidus (LET) is not known to occur with SLE. In our patient presented below, LET occurred in a patient with SLE. Some of the lesions progressed to scarring discoid lesions, while others responded very well to hydoxychloroquine treatment. We, as rheumatologists, are not very aware of this entity, which is so amenable to prevention and treatment if recognized correctly.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)64-69
Number of pages6
JournalLupus
Volume13
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 5 2004

Keywords

  • Discoid
  • LET
  • SLE

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology

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