Kutan lupus erythematosus

Translated title of the contribution: Cutaneous lupus erythematosus

Tatjana Sandreva, Anne Voss, Anette Bygum

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Cutaneous lupus erythematosus (LE) is an autoimmune disease. The most common clinical forms are acute cutaneous LE (ACLE), subacute cutaneous LE (SCLE) and discoid LE (DLE). Cutaneous LE, mainly ACLE, can be the first sign of systemic LE (SLE). DLE and SCLE are less associated with development of SLE, however, up to 85% of patients with SLE have cutaneous manifestations. The aetiology is multifactorial. Drugs such as proton pump inhibitors can induce SCLE, while UV-light and smoking can worsen the lesions. Treatment includes preventive strategies in addition to topical steroids and systemic hydroxychloroquine.

Translated title of the contributionCutaneous lupus erythematosus
Original languageDanish
Article numberV12140680
JournalUgeskrift for Læger
Issue number5
Pages (from-to)2-6
Publication statusPublished - 2016


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