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March 1975

Lupus Erythematosus Profundus Following Thrombocytopenic Purpura

Author Affiliations

From the Allergy and Immunology Section, Department of Medicine and the Department of Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia. Dr. Tomar is now with the State University of New York, Syracuse, NY.

Arch Dermatol. 1975;111(3):347-351. doi:10.1001/archderm.1975.01630150067007

A patient with thrombocytopenic purpura subsequently exhibited skin lesions of lupus erythematosus profundus, serositis, and serum antinuclear antibodies. Immunoglobulins and complement were found in the dermoepidermal junction of active skin lesions. Also of note was the presence of possible systemic lupus erythematosus in his mother.