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Year : 2001  |  Volume : 67  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 183--184

Clinico- histopathological study of subacute cutaneous lupus erythematous

Department of Skin and VD, Government Medical College and Rajindra Hospital, Patiala, India

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R R Mittal
97, New Lal Bagh, Patiala - 147001
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Fourteen cases of sub acute cutaneous lupus erythematosus (SCLE) were selected from Dermato- Venereology outpatients during the last 2 years. Clinically all patients revealed photosensitivity and annular plaques either covered with peripheral collarette of scale or EM - like or DLE - like lesions. Systemic associations were arthralgia in 4, hypertension in I. rheumatoid arthritis in I and pulmonary tuberculosis in L Histopathologically epidermal atrophy, interface dermatitis, basal cell degeneration, colloid bodies and mononuclear infiltrate of dermis were salient features. Good response to 15 mg prednisolonc, medium potency topical steroids and sunscreens was seen in all cases.

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