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Pan Afr Med J. 2012;12:57. Epub 2012 Jul 2.

Periorbital edema as initial manifestation of chronic cutaneous lupus erythematosus.

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  • 1Department Internal medicine, Mohamed VI Teaching Hospitals, Marrakech, Morocco.

Abstract

Periorbital edema occurs frequently in dermatomyositis, but it has rarely been noted in systemic systemic lupus erythematosus. We describe a patient who developed bilateral periorbital edema and erythema as the sole manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus.

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Anti-DNA antibodies; Cutaneous Lupus; Morocco; Systemic Lupus Erythematosus; periorbital edema

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