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Image Number 258 (Subacute lupus erythematosus)


Diagnosis: Subacute lupus erythematosus

Site: Chest

Sex: F

Age: 72

Type: Clinical

Description: Annular slightly scaly variant on the breasts and chest

Submitted by: Ian McColl

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Differential Diagnosis

History: This is the annular lesional variant of Subacute lupus erythematosus. As well as being annular many of the lesions have joined up and become polycyclic.These lesions are mainly found in sunexposed areas but can extend beyond this exposure.Photosensitivity occurs in most patients who are usually Ro Ab positive.The lesions heal with surprisingly little scarring unlike the discoid lupus variant.

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