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Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Volume 4, n° 2
pages 127-142 (février 1981)
Doi : 10.1016/S0190-9622(81)70016-1
Continuing medical education

Lupus erythematosus

Denny L. Tuffanelli, M.D. , 1
San Francisco, CA, USA 

*Address for reprints: 450 Sutter St., Suite 1306, San Francisco, CA 94108.

Lupus erythematosus (LE) is a multisystem disease. Genetic predisposition, altered immunity, hormones, drugs, viruses, and ultraviolet light all may play a role in etiology. A wide range of cutaneous lesions occur, and variants such as subacute cutaneous LE, complement-deficient LE, and neonatal LE have recently been emphasized. Management of the LE patient, including appropriate diagnostic studies and therapy relevant to the dermatologist, is discussed in the review.

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1  From the Department of Dermatology, University of California.

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