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June 1983

Childhood Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Association With Pancreatitis, Subcutaneous Fat Necrosis, and Calcinosis Cutis

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Dermatology (Drs Simons-Ling, Schachner, and Penneys) and Pediatrics (Drs Schachner, Gorman, Zillereulo, and Strauss), University of Miami School of Medicine. Dr Simons-Ling is now with the Department of Dermatology, University of South Florida, Tampa.

Arch Dermatol. 1983;119(6):491-494. doi:10.1001/archderm.1983.01650300045014

• Pancreatitis developed in a 12-year-old girl with a one-year history of systemic lupus erythematosus. The pancreatitis was first manifested by panniculitis of the lower extremities. Calcinosis cutis subsequently developed, both in areas of panniculitis and in areas free of panniculitis. The patient's medications at the time of onset of pancreatitis included prednisone, hydrochlorothiazide, and azathioprine, all of which have been reported to be causes of pancreatitis. We wish to alert physicians that pancreatitis associated with cutaneous panniculitis and calcinosis cutis may develop in children with systemic lupus erythematosus.

(Arch Dermatol 1983;119:491-494)