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Lupus erythematosus tumidus: clinical perspectives

Authors Patsinakidis N, Kautz O, Gibbs BF, Raap U

Received 17 February 2019

Accepted for publication 5 July 2019

Published 1 October 2019 Volume 2019:12 Pages 707—719


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Editor who approved publication: Dr Jeffrey Weinberg

Nikolaos Patsinakidis,1,2 Ocko Kautz,1 Bernhard F Gibbs,2 Ulrike Raap1,2

1University Clinic of Dermatology and Allergology, University of Oldenburg, Klinikum Oldenburg Aör, Oldenburg, Germany; 2Division of Experimental Allergy and Immunodermatology, University of Oldenburg, Oldenburg, Germany

Correspondence: Nikolaos Patsinakidis
University Clinic of Dermatology and Allergology, University of Oldenburg, Klinikum Oldenburg AöR, Rahel-Straus-Strasse 10, 26133, Oldenburg, Germany
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Abstract: Lupus erythematosus tumidus (LET) is an uncommon and photosensitive inflammatory skin disorder which is characterised by erythematous urticarial plaques. In the last 20 years, extensive research on clinical and histological aspects of the disease have led to a better characterization of this nosological entity and to differentiate it from other similar or related diseases. Today, LET is considered as a separate subtype of cutaneous lupus erythematosus (CLE) with a benign, intermittent clinical course (intermittent CLE, ICLE) and only rarely associated with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).

Keywords: lupus erythematosus tumidus, tumid lupus, intermittent cutaneous lupus

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