• We saw a case of bullous lupus erythematosus (LE) in which there were pre-LE cells and hematoxylin bodies in clear bullous fluid. Pre-LE cells are degenerated leukocytes with pyknotic nuclei. The diagnosis of lupus erythematosus was substantiated by immunofluorescence studies.
(Arch Dermatol 112:1753-1754, 1976)
Stone JA, Leavell UW. Unusual Cells in Lupus Erythematosus Bullae. Arch Dermatol. 1976;112(12):1753-1754. doi:10.1001/archderm.1976.01630370041009