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July 1979

Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus Associated With Melanoma and BCG Vaccine Therapy

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Dermatology, Departments of Medicine (Dr Herstoff) and Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (Dr Bogaars), Roger Williams General Hospital; and Division of Biology and Medicine, Brown University, Providence, RI.

Arch Dermatol. 1979;115(7):856-859. doi:10.1001/archderm.1979.04010070032017

Abnormalities in host immunologic defenses may be associated with melanoma and lupus erythematosus. In two patients, cutaneous lupus erythematosus developed in the course of melanoma. Immunoglobulin deposits and complement were seen on direct immunofluorescence of exposed uninvolved skin. One patient was undergoing immunotherapy with BCG vaccine when the eruption occurred.

(Arch Dermatol 115:856-859, 1979)

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