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Jan 2012

Blistering Mucosal Eruption in a Young Woman With Systemic Lupus Erythematosus —Quiz Case

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SECTION EDITOR: MARY S. STONE, MD; ASSISTANT SECTION EDITORS: SOON BAHRAMI, MD; CARRIE ANN R. CUSACK, MD; SENAIT W. DYSON, MD; MOLLY A. HINSHAW, MD; ARNI K. KRISTJANSSON, MD

Arch Dermatol. 2012;148(1):113-118. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2011.1388a

A 32-year-old female smoker presented with a 3-day history of painful ulceration and cracking of her lips (Figure 1). Her medical history included a 12-year history of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), well controlled by treatment with 200 mg/d of hydroxychloroquine and 5 mg/d of prednisone. She practiced conscientious sun protection with a hat and broad-spectrum sunscreen. She denied the use of new topical products.

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