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Lupus Erythematosus

by Carlo Raj, MD
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    Let’s talk about lupus erythematosus, or systemic lupus erythematosus. Now, this will come under three categories, so it is important that you pay attention to the organization of your lupus dermatology. Three categories of cutaneous lupus. Cutaneous lupus is my topic, clear? We’re not going to do the full systemic here. Dermatology. Acute SLE, this is the one that you’re oh so familiar with with the malar butterfly rash. Is it affecting nasolabial type of region right here, the SLE? No, it does not. That’s important. You have another type. Under cutaneous lupus is this called subacute lupus erythematosus. It’s annular erythematous, and then it will be located on the sun exposed skin. Often involves the arms and the neck because of exposure to the sun. Associated with -- Please, make sure you memorize anti-Ro, which is SSA antibody. The last time you’ve seen this was your Sjogren, wasn’t it? You saw SSB, which is your anti-La, and SSA, which is anti-Ro. Memorize these. May be caused by thiazides or other meds. We’re referring to subacute lupus erythematosus. What’s my topic? Cutaneous lupus erythematosus. So far, we looked at two categories: acute and subacute. What do you think is left? Voila! Chronic. So, chronic cutaneous lupus erythematosus. What’s my behavior here? Depigmentation, indurated or scarred plaques; chronic, chronic, chronic. Surrounding hyperpigmenting or hyperpigmentation. Most often affects the face and the scalp. And has a prediliction for African-American women being most commonly affected. My topic is cutaneous lupus erythematosus. There are three categories. The acute is the one that you’re quite familiar with with the butterfly malar rash. Number two is the subacute, and number three would be the chronic. If you'd notice here, on your left is acute systemic lupus erythematosus. You have that beautiful butterfly rash. We call this...

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    The lecture Lupus Erythematosus by Carlo Raj, MD is from the course Inflammatory Skin Diseases.


    Included Quiz Questions

    1. Subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus
    2. Lichen planus
    3. Acute Lupus erythematosus
    4. SLE
    5. Livedo reticularis
    1. Chronic cutaneous lupus erythematosus
    2. Acute lupus erythematosus
    3. Subacute lupus erythematosus
    4. Systemic lupus erythematosus
    5. Lichen planus
    1. Antimalarials
    2. Antibiotics
    3. Antifungal
    4. Antihistamines
    5. Antidiarrheal

    Author of lecture Lupus Erythematosus

     Carlo Raj, MD

    Carlo Raj, MD


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