Cutaneous lupus erythematosus

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Cutaneous lupus erythematosus

Cutaneous lupus erythematosus is a form of lupus in which symptoms are limited to the skin and can cause various types of skin rashes. Lupus is an autoimmune disease. Autoimmune diseases occur when your body defense system attack its own healthy cells. Approximately 10% of people with cutaneous lupus erythematosus will develop systemic lupus (please also visit: systemic lupus erythematous) or potentially already have systemic lupus. There are three main categories of cutaneous lupus: chronic cutaneous lupus (CCLE), subacute cutaneous lupus (SCLE) and acute cutaneous lupus (ACLE). The type and location of rashes vary greatly depending on which form a person has. It is important to treat these lesions as they can become progressively worse and turn into skin cancer.

The primary cause of this condition is exposure to sunlight and most often affects women between ages 20-50. Prevention measures include the use of sunscreen or other barriers to prevent exposure to the sun (such as hats) as well as avoiding excess sun exposure during peak hours. Treatment may consist of steroid creams, injections and/or oral antibiotics to treat the skin symptoms. It is important to see a specialist to determine if other systemic symptoms may be present. Management of this condition requires a team of doctors. If you or a family member has been diagnosed with cutaneous lupus erythematosus, talk with your doctor and specialist about the most current treatment options.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Cutaneous lupus erythematosus" returned 100 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Drug-induced subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus associated with docetaxel chemotherapy: a case report.
 

Author(s): Noelle Y Wong, Laurie M Parsons, Martin J Trotter, Roger Y Tsang

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Drug-induced subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus is an uncommon disorder associated with the use of pharmacological agents including systemic chemotherapy.

Last Updated: 11 Nov 2014

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Multiple cutaneous horns due to discoid lupus erythematosus.
 

Author(s): Joyeeta Chowdhury, Piyush Kumar, Ramesh Chandra Gharami

Journal: Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. ;80(5):461-2.

 

Last Updated: 9 Sep 2014

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Proton pump inhibitor-induced subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus.
 

Author(s): L H Sandholdt, R Laurinaviciene, A Bygum

Journal: Br. J. Dermatol.. 2014 Feb;170(2):342-51.

 

Drug-induced subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus (SCLE) has been known in the literature since 1985 and is increasingly recognized.

Last Updated: 19 Feb 2014

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The terms "Cutaneous lupus erythematosus" returned 6 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Lupus erythematosus: considerations about clinical, cutaneous and therapeutic aspects.
 

Author(s): Jucélio Pereira Moura Filho, Raiza Luna Peixoto, Lívia Gomes Martins, Sillas Duarte de Melo, Ligiana Leite de Carvalho, Ana Karine F da Trindade C Pereira, Eutilia Andrade Medeiros Freire

Journal: An Bras Dermatol. ;89(1):118-25.

 

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus is a chronic inflammatory disease with multifactorial etiology. Although clinical manifestations are varied, the skin is an important target-organ, which contributes to the inclusion of skin lesions in 4 out of the 17 new criteria for the diagnosis of ...

Last Updated: 14 Mar 2014

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Cutaneous lupus erythematosus: diagnosis and treatment.
 

Author(s): L G Okon, V P Werth

Journal: Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol. 2013 Jun;27(3):391-404.

 

Cutaneous lupus erythematosus (CLE) encompasses a wide range of dermatologic manifestations, which may or may not be associated with the development of systemic disease. Cutaneous lupus is divided into several sub-types, including acute CLE (ACLE), sub-acute CLE (SCLE) and chronic ...

Last Updated: 18 Nov 2013

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Photosensitivity in cutaneous lupus erythematosus.
 

Author(s): Andrew Kim, Benjamin F Chong

Journal: Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed. 2013 Feb;29(1):4-11.

 

Ultraviolet radiation (UVR) is a well-known exacerbating factor for cutaneous lupus erythematosus (CLE), with photosensitivity comprising one of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) diagnostic criteria for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). However, discerning true photosensitivity ...

Last Updated: 3 Jan 2013

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Prevalence and Clinical Severity of Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus

 

Last Updated: 20 Jul 2012

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IVIg Efficacy Study to Treat Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus

 

Last Updated: 14 Jan 2014

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Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus and Elidel
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Lupus Erythematosus, Cutaneous; Lupus Erythematosus, Discoid

 

Last Updated: 5 Apr 2007

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