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Systemic lupus erythematosus and dermatitis herpetiformis: concurrence with Marfan's syndrome.

Aronson AJ, et al. Arch Dermatol. 1979.

Abstract

There is increasing evidence that, as in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), deposition of immune complexes plays a role in the pathogenesis of dermatitis herpetiformis (DH). Dermatitis herpetiformis and SLE were diagnosed in a 15-year-old girl with Marfan's syndrome who died of cardiac tamponade secondary to cystic medial necrosis of the ascending aorta. The concurrence of these diseases suggests that predisposition to immune-mediated disorders may be associated with the expression of multiple clinical entities.

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760661 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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