Chronic Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus

Well-defined, erythematous and atrophic plaques with telangectasia on the forehead and nose.


Clinical Background:

A 28 year old woman with a 5 year history of multiple discoid LE plaques involving the face and scalp.
Histological examination of a cutaneous biopsy confirmed the clinical diagnosis of chronic cutaneous LE.
Repeated laboratory and clinical investigations did not show significant systemic involvement during follow-up.
The patient was treated with potent topical corticosteroids, hydroxychloroquine and intralesional triamcinolone acetonide injections without complete resolution of the skin lesions: the best results were obtained with the administration of prednisone, 10 mg/day.

All contents copyright of the "On-line Archives of Rheumatology", 1996