Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: A Systematic Approach to Arthritis of Rheumatic Diseases

Skin Manifestations in Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Author(s): Syuichi Koarada* and Tetsuhiro Maesaki

Pp: 221-285 (65)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815050653122040009

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


Skin manifestations are one of the most common presenting symptoms in
systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Skin lesions are seen in more than 80% of
patients with SLE at some point during the disease and are also the initial
manifestations. The skin manifestations of SLE are varied. Skin lesions of SLE include
lupus malar rash, maculopapular lupus rashes, palmar erythemas, bullous rashes,
subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus, chilblain lupus and discoid rashes. These skin
lesions can be classified as acute, subacute, and chronic lesions. Specific skin lesions
are important for the diagnosis of SLE. This review will outline and illustrate the skin
lesions of SLE.

Keywords: Chilblain lupus, Discoid rashes, Maculopapular rashes, Malar rash, Palmar erythema, Subacute cutaneous erythematosus, Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).

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