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December 1976

Unusual Cells in Lupus Erythematosus Bullae

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Medicine, Division of Dermatology, University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington.

Arch Dermatol. 1976;112(12):1753-1754. doi:10.1001/archderm.1976.01630370041009

• 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)

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