Chronic Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
Well-defined, slightly erythematous scaling plaques on the face.
A 49 year old patient with a four-year history of discoid plaques on the face and back
had no clinical or laboratory evidence of systemic involvement.
He was treated with hydroxychloroquine (200mg/d) and topical steroids with poor results
(partly because of the low compliance of the patient who never used adequate sun
protection or applied topical therapy on a regular basis) and eventually prednisone (5
mg/d) was given with some improvement.
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