Abstract • In a patient whose condition was diagnosed clinically and pathologically as annular atrophic plaques, the lesions bore some resemblance to morphea, lichen sclerosus et atrophicus, and discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE). In a lesion that appeared recently, which was not DLE clinically, the histological characteristics were consistent with DLE, and immunofluorescence examination disclosed an immunofluorescent band at the epidermal-dermal zone. We suggest that annular atrophic plaques may be an atypical variant of DLE, with a tendency to sclerosing. (Arch Dermatol 112:1143-1145, 1976) References 1. Christianson HB, Mitchell WT: Annular atrophic plaques of the face: A clinical and histologic study . Arch Dermatol 100:703-716, 1969.Crossref 2. Kalsbeek GL: Annular atrophic plaques of the face . Dermatologica 143:246, 1971. 3. Jablonska S, Chorzelski T, Mazurkiewicz W: Annular atrophic plaques of the face: An entity or an annular atrophic discoid lupus erythematosus? Dermatologica 149:379, 1974.Crossref 4. Beutner EH, Nisengard RJ: Defined immunofluorescence in clinical immunopathology , in Beutner EH, Chorzelski TP, Bean SF, et al: Immunopathology of the Skin: Labeled Antibody Studies . Stroudsburg, Penn, Dowden Hutchinson and Ross, 1973.
Archives of Dermatology – American Medical Association
Published: Aug 1, 1976