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Year : 1996  |  Volume : 62  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 110--111

Lichen planus and lupus erythematosus overlap syndrome

Departments of Skin and STD, and Pathology, Government Medical College and Rajindra Hospital, Patiala, India

Correspondence Address:
Adarsh Chopra
27 Bank Colony, Patiala
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A 45-year-old woman with livid plaques showing central atrophy and erythematous vesicular borders over both dorsa of feet and buttocks, and follicular and papular lesions over buttocks and lumbar area, was difficult to diagnose as either lichen planus (LP) or lupus erythematosus (LE). The histological studies from two places showed features of both LE and LP. Laboratory findings were with in normal limits first, but follow up studies for two years showed persistent albuminurea, leucopenia, arthritis and erythema over the exposed areas with same histology suggesting that eruption may be an unusual variant of LE.


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