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A review of cutaneous lupus erythematosus: improving outcomes with a multidisciplinary approach

Authors Jarrett P, Werth VP

Received 24 January 2019

Accepted for publication 3 April 2019

Published 31 May 2019 Volume 2019:12 Pages 419—428

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S179623

Checked for plagiarism Yes

Review by Single-blind

Peer reviewers approved by Dr Melinda Thomas

Peer reviewer comments 2

Editor who approved publication: Dr Scott Fraser


Paul Jarrett,1,2 Victoria P Werth3,4

1Department of Dermatology, Middlemore Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand; 2Department of Medicine, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand; 3Corporal Michael J. Crescenz Veteran Affairs Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA; 4Department of Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Abstract: Cutaneous lupus erythematosus encompasses a spectrum of cutaneous disease with different phenotypes, and it potentially intersects with many disciplines in medicine. This review examines the epidemiology, clinical subtypes, pathology, psychology and intervention options for this disorder. It is important to understand the psychological distress that cutaneous lupus can cause and if needed actively investigate this possibility with the patient. Careful liaison between disciplines will achieve the optimum outcome.

Keywords: epidemiology, definitions, subtypes, pathology, psychology, treatment


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