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J Fr Ophtalmol. 2007 Mar;30(3):247-9.

[Discoid lupus erythematosus with eyelid involvement. A series of nine patients].

[Article in French]

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Service de Dermatologie, Sfax, Tunisie. madiha.mseddi@laposte.net

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

Discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE) is a chronic autoimmune skin disease that usually affects the sun-exposed skin. Palpebral involvement occurs uncommonly.

MATERIAL AND METHOD:

The goal of our study was to present the clinical and therapeutic features of a series of nine patients with discoid lupus erythematosus with eyelid involvement.

RESULTS:

Lesions of discoid lupus were more frequent in the lower eyelids (seven cases). The palpebral location was the only manifestation of the disease in a 34-year-old woman. In the other cases, cutaneous lesions of typical discoid lupus were noted. Seven patients responded to therapy with antimalarial drugs associated with local corticosteroids and photoprotection.

DISCUSSION:

Eyelid lesions of discoid lupus erythematosus are rare. Involvement of the lower eyelids is more common. It is important to diagnose discoid lupus of the eyelids because misdiagnosis (isolated form) can delay treatment and cause deformities. The treatment is systemic antimalarial drugs, which have an excellent clinical response.

PMID:
17417149
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