A 31-year-old woman presented with progressive generalized erythroderma and bullae. Histologic evaluation revealed dyskeratosis and interface dermatitis with a paucity of infiltrate. Serologic evaluation revealed markedly elevated titer of Ro/SS-A and La/SS-B antibodies. Further workup revealed leukopenia. The generalized eruption cleared with prednisone. The patient later had the classic discrete lesions of subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus develop. The erythrodermic and bullous presentation of subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus is rare and requires a high index of suspicion. (J Am Acad Dermatol 2003;48:947-9.)Le texte complet de cet article est disponible en PDF.
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