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April 2010

Tumid Lupus Erythematosus: A Form of Lupus Erythematosus—Reply

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliation: Department of Dermatology, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky.

Arch Dermatol. 2010;146(4):451-452. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2010.55

In reply

Maize and Costner take umbrage with my question about whether the entity characterized by erythematous papules, nodules, and/or plaques with no surface change, that is histologically characterized by a moderate to dense superficial and deep perivascular and periadnexal lymphocytic infiltrate with mucin deposition, and that occurs in a photodistribution and has been demonstrated to be reproducible with phototesting, should be classified as a form of chronic CLE within the classification system proposed by Gilliam and Sontheimer.1

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