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Classical variants of specific cutaneous LE lesions are chronic discoid LE (CDLE) and subacute cutaneous LE (SCLE). CDLE and SCLE may appear at any age; however, the most common age of onset is between 20 and 40 years, with a female predominance of 3:1 in CDLE and 3–6:1 in SCLE. Nonspecific LE...
Lupus erythematosus (LE) is a systemic autoimmune disorder associated with polyclonal B-cell activation, resulting in diverse patterns of autoantibody production and a heterogenous clinical expression constituting a spectrum extending from limited cutaneous disease (cutaneous lupus LE) to a...
The typical clinical manifestation of chronic cutaneous lupus erythematosus (CCLE) is the chronic discoid lupus erythematosus. This form is characterized by inflammatory, scarring lesions mainly involving the head or neck, but also elsewhere, mostly on the photoexposed areas. The typical lesions...
Neonatal lupus Erythematosus (NLE) is a disorder characterized by maternal autoantibodies against RNA protein complex, Ro/SSA or SSB/La. These maternal IgG antibodies cross the placenta and potentially lead to fetal tissue damage and the clinical manifestations NLE. NLE is uncommon, affects...
Among the numerous idiopathic immune-mediated diseases that can be drug-induced, such as pemphigus, psoriasis, lichen, etc, drug-induced lupus is the most widely commented upon and investigated. The terms drug-induced lupus (DIL) and drug-induced lupus erythematosus (DILE) are preferred, but...
Vasculitis in connective tissue diseases is not an uncommon complication. Vasculitis complicates both rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosis (SLE) in about 4% of cases. 1 Cutaneous lesions, representing small-vessel involvement, are most common; however, widespread, necrotizing...
The cause and effect between ultraviolet light and cutaneous lupus erythematosus (CLE) is clear. In LE patients indeed, photosensitivity is one of the major diagnostic criteria of the systemic form of lupus erythematosus. This strong clinical association has led to the postulate that abnormal...
Blistering eruptions are rare cutaneous manifestations of lupus erythematosus (LE) that may be caused by different mechanisms. Subepidermal clefting with frank vesiculation may occur in early lesions of chronic-, subacute-, and acute-cutaneous LE due to a severe vacuolar alteration of the...
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