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SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS (SLE)-RASH

Rheumatology

SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS (SLE)-RASH

1. Acute cutaneous lupus erythematosus (ACLE): erythematous, concentrated on sun exposed areas, malar rash.

2. Subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus (SCLE): annular rash. Certain meds trigger this rash such as CCB.

3. Chronic cutaneous lupus erythematosus (CCLE)/discoid lupus erythematosus (OLE): hyperpigmented edges, which may be raised, frequently cause central scarring/atrophy with destruction of melanocytes and hair follicles.


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REFERENCES

1. Wilkinson, I. (2017). Oxford handbook of clinical medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2. Hannaman, R. A., Bullock, L., Hatchell, C. A., & Yoffe, M. (2016). Internal medicine review core curriculum, 2017-2018. CO Springs, CO: MedStudy.
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Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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