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May 1987

Severe Visceral Disease in Subacute Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Dermatology (Dr Weinstein) and Rheumatology (Drs Littlejohn and Hall), Prince Henry's Hospital, and the Department of Nephrology, Monash University (Dr Thomson), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Arch Dermatol. 1987;123(5):638-640. doi:10.1001/archderm.1987.01660290106026

• Subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus has been heralded as a marker of relatively benign subset of systemic lupus erythematosus. In this article, we describe two cases with severe visceral disease and suggest that it may be less reliable as a predictor of benign disease than was previously accepted.

(Arch Dermatol 1987;123:638-640)