Cutaneous Chronic Lupus Erythematosus

Widespread Hypertrophic Discoid Lupus Erythematosus.


Clinical Background:

Fiftytwo year old man with widespread DLE involving the face, scalp and trunk. The cutaneous manifestations appeared 15 years before and gradually extended despite hydroxycholoquine (200 mg/d), clofazimine (300 mg/d) and potent topical steroids. The lesions on the trunk present a thick and adherent scaling with a characteristic psoriasiform aspect.

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