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July 1974

Dermatitis Herpetiformis With Discoid Lupus Erythematosus: Occurrence of Sulfone-Induced Discoid Lupus Erythematosus

Author Affiliations

Fargo, ND; Rochester, Minn

From Department of Dermatology, the Fargo Clinic, Fargo, ND, (Dr. Vandersteen); and the Section of Dermatology, Dermatologic Research Laboratories, the Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation, Rochester, Minn. (Dr. Jordan).

Arch Dermatol. 1974;110(1):95-98. doi:10.1001/archderm.1974.01630070059014

A 71-year-old woman with dermatitis herpetiformis (DH) was treated with dapsone and developed a phototoxic dermatitis. Subsequently, lesions that were consistent with discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE) developed on the exposed skin. Immunofluorescent studies confirmed the presence of both DH and DLE in this patient.

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