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Rev Med Inst Mex Seguro Soc. 2015 Nov-Dec;53(6):764-72.

[Cutaneous lupus erythematosus, a multidimensional entity].

[Article in Spanish; Abstract available in Spanish from the publisher]

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Departamento de Dermatología, Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán, Distrito Federal, México.


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Skin lesions caused by systemic lupus erythematosus are among the most frequent manifestations of this disease. These lesions show great variability in both their clinical and histological expression, making their understanding and study difficult. Patients presenting with cutaneous lupus do not necessarily have serious systemic complications, but they do have significant morbidity from impact on quality of life given the extent of the lesions, chronic tendency, and the risk of scarring; hence the importance of establishing a fast and effective treatment. This paper addresses the different varieties of specific injuries attributed to lupus erythematosus, correlation with systemic activity, quality of life, and the treatments available.


Cutaneous lupus erythematosus; Skin diseases; Skin manifestations

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