Search Results for: severe systemic lupus erythematosus

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A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Lupus Erythematosus

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An inflammatory process that expresses itself in the skin in protean ways that are variations on a basic pathologic theme, and includes evanescent patches on the face (“butterfly blush”), scaly papules and plaques that resolve with atrophy and hyperpigmentation (classic discoid lupus erythematosus), arcuate, annular, and serpiginous lesions (subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus), nonscaling plaques (tumid lupus erythematosus), subcutaneous nodules (lupus profundus), and blisters (bullous lupus erythematosus).

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Lupus Erythematosus

…onsidered to be analogues of lupus nephritis, lupus arthritis, lupus carditis, lupus serositis, and lupus encephalitis, all of which are manifestations of a systemic disease that can occur at any age, even in newborns (neonatal lupus erythematosus)….

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Pemphigus Foliaceus, Pemphigus Erythematosus

…onsidered to be analogues of lupus nephritis, lupus arthritis, lupus carditis, lupus serositis, and lupus encephalitis, all of which are manifestations of a systemic disease that can occur at any age, even in newborns (neonatal lupus erythematosus)….

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Lupus

…onsidered to be analogues of lupus nephritis, lupus arthritis, lupus carditis, lupus serositis, and lupus encephalitis, all of which are manifestations of a systemic disease that can occur at any age, even in newborns (neonatal lupus erythematosus)….

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Lupus: Key Points

…ent with lupus should be aimed at understanding which form of lupus the patient has; the specific diagnosis should inform appropriate treatment. Since the faces of patients with the classic facial eruption of systemic lupus erythematosus usually clea…

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Psoriasis: Principles of Psoriasis Management

…s, but is best used in combination with phototherapy or other systemic agents when treating moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. Acitretin should not be used in females of childbearing potential or in patients with uncontrolled lipid abnormalities or…

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Pernio/Chilblains: Key Points

…nvironments. Cases which persist or occur in association with systemic symptoms may be an indication of a multisystem disease such as chilblain lupus erythematosus, a rare variant of systemic lupus Introduction Chilblains, also termed pernio, is a be…

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Photosensitivity Dermatoses: Overview

…Check appropriate patients with chronic photosensitivity for systemic lupus erythematosus and porphyria cutanea tarda, with an ANA, Ro, La, and urine porphyrins. Chronic actinic dermatitis may mimic the Sézary syndrome variant of cutaneous T-cell ly…

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Lupus: Clinical Cases

…ith recurrent lesions on cheeks and scalp Negative workup for systemic lupus erythematosus (recent) Lesions are itchy, exacerbated by sun exposure No current treatment Initial evaluation Diagnosis: Discoid lupus (confirmed by biopsy) Desonide 0.05% o…

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Acne Vulgaris: Treatment

…t bacteria. Maintenance therapy: topical retinoid Moderate to severe acne (severe disease, involvement of the trunk, +/- scarring) First-line therapy: topical retinoid + systemic antibiotic + benzoyl peroxide Combine a systemic antibiotic with a topi…

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Lupus: Treatment

…: Photoprotection is critical for all patients with cutaneous lupus erythematosus (CLE). Inflammation should be targeted via topical, intralesional, or systemic immunosuppression, or a combination therapeutic approach. Treatment requires monitoring a…

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