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bullous lupus

Margit Juhász, Megan Rogge, Mary Chen, Annette Czernik, Soo Jung Kim, Lauren Geller
This is a case report of a 16-year-old girl recently diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) who presented with multiple blisters on the face, hands, arms, legs, trunk, and vaginal and oral mucosa. Skin biopsy was consistent with bullous SLE (BSLE). Dapsone is often the first-line treatment option for BSLE, but the patient's history of anemia and leukopenia and long-term immunosuppression requirement for her systemic symptoms raised concerns about dapsone and bone marrow toxicity, especially hemolytic anemia and agranulocytosis...
October 25, 2016: Pediatric Dermatology
Ho-June Lee, Sook Jung Yun, Seung-Chul Lee, Jee-Bum Lee
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: Annals of Dermatology
Patil Amala, H V Nataraju, Sunil, Bhuvana, Vinu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Dongyun Shin, Dae Suk Kim, Sung Hee Kim, Jung Hwan Je, Hee Ju Kim, Do Young Kim, Soo Min Kim, Min-Geol Lee
Follicular helper T (Tfh) cells are recently characterized subset of helper T cells, which are initially found in the germinal centers of B cell follicles. The major role of Tfh cells is helping B cell activation and antibody production during humoral immunity. Recently, blood Tfh cells were shown to be associated with autoimmune diseases, such as systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, bullous pemphigoid and psoriasis. There is only one study which investigated Tfh cells in psoriasis patients. Therefore, in this study, we evaluated and analyzed blood Tfh cells in Korean patients with psoriasis...
October 2016: Archives of Dermatological Research
P Mayser
Based on the technical information that oral terbinafine must be used with caution in patients with pre-existing psoriasis or lupus erythematosus, the literature was summarized. Terbinafine belongs to the drugs able to induce subcutaneous lupus erythematosus (SCLE)-with a relatively high risk. The clinical picture of terbinafine-induced SCLE may be highly variable and can also include erythema exsudativum multiforme-like or bullous lesions. Thus, differentiation of terbinafine-induced Stevens-Johnson syndrome or toxic epidermal necrolysis may be difficult...
September 2016: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
Elizabeth S Robinson, Aimee S Payne, Lisa Pappas-Taffer, Rui Feng, Victoria P Werth
BACKGROUND: Herpes zoster is a common condition that causes significant morbidity. OBJECTIVE: This study determined the incidence of zoster in patients with cutaneous lupus erythematosus (CLE), dermatomyositis (DM), pemphigus vulgaris (PV), and bullous pemphigoid (BP). METHODS: In this retrospective cohort study the electronic medical records of 186 patients with CLE, 103 with DM, 83 with PV, 44 with BP, and 152 healthy control patients were reviewed to confirm positive diagnoses of zoster...
July 2016: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Miguel A Sanjuan, Divya Sagar, Roland Kolbeck
There is accumulating evidence to suggest that IgE plays a significant role in autoimmunity. The presence of circulating self-reactive IgE in patients with autoimmune disorders has been long known but, at the same time, largely understudied. However, studies have shown that the increased IgE concentration is not associated with higher prevalence for atopy and allergy in patients with autoimmune diseases, such as systemic lupus erythematosus. IgE-mediated mechanisms are conventionally known to facilitate degranulation of mast cells and basophils and promote TH2 immunity, mechanisms that are not only central to mounting an appropriate defense against parasitic worms, noxious substances, toxins, venoms, and environmental irritants but that also trigger exuberant allergic reactions in patients with allergies...
June 2016: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
JiaDe Yu, Heather Brandling-Bennett, Dominic O Co, James J Nocton, Anne M Stevens, Yvonne E Chiu
Bullous eruptions in patients with underlying systemic lupus erythematosus (LE) can mimic toxic-epidermal necrolysis (TEN), a rapidly progressive mucocutaneous reaction usually associated with medication use. Differentiating between classic drug-induced TEN and TEN-like cutaneous LE is important but difficult. We report a series of 3 patients with pediatric systemic LE who were admitted with severe worsening of skin disease resembling TEN. However, the initial photo-distribution of the eruption, subacute progression, limited mucosal involvement, mild systemic symptoms, supportive biopsy and laboratory results, and lack of culprit drugs was more suggestive of a TEN-like cutaneous LE...
June 2016: Pediatrics
Supriya Jain, Vijaya Basavaraj, Manjunath Gubbanna Vimala
OBJECTIVE: Sub-epidermal bullous disorders belong to immunobullous diseases which develop as a result of autoantibody action against epidermal basement membrane proteins. Clinically, they are tense bullae and do not rupture easily. They are classified into various forms based on histopathology and direct immunofluorescence patterns. This study was undertaken to assess the incidence of various sub-epidermal bullous disorders and the utility of direct immunofluorescence in accurately classifying them, and to study the intensity and pattern of immunofluorescence in various sub-epidermal bullous disorders Material and Method: A 2-year study of 38 cases of sub-epidermal bullous disorders sent for direct immunofluorescence studies formed the study group...
2016: Türk Patoloji Dergisi
Ana Maria Abreu Velez, Yulieth Alexandra Upegui Zapata, Michael S Howard
BACKGROUND: In many countries and laboratories, techniques such as direct immunofluorescence (DIF) are not available for the diagnosis of skin diseases. Thus, these laboratories are limited in the full diagnoses of autoimmune skin diseases, vasculitis, and rheumatologic diseases. In our experience with these diseases and the patient's skin biopsies, we have noted a positive correlation between periodic acid-Schiff (PAS) staining and immunofluorescence patterns; however, these were just empiric observations...
March 2016: North American Journal of Medical Sciences
Cathy Y Zhao, Yi Zhen Chiang, Dedee F Murrell
We aimed to better understand the pathogenesis, clinical features, prognosis, and treatment of neonatal autoimmune blistering diseases (AIBDs). We searched Medline, Embase, PubMed, Latin American and Caribbean Health Sciences Literature, and reference lists of identified articles. Inclusion criteria were articles published from 1946 to December 2014 in any language. Exclusion criteria were age greater than 4 weeks and no confirmed AIBD diagnosis. We identified 51 cases of neonatal AIBDs: 34 cases of pemphigus (31 pemphigus vulgaris [PV], 3 pemphigus foliaceus [PF]) and 17 cases of pemphigoid diseases (9 bullous pemphigoid [BP], 5 linear immunoglobulin A bullous dermatosis [LABD], 1 BP and LABD, 1 epidermolysis bullosa acquisita, 1 bullous systemic lupus erythematosus)...
July 2016: Pediatric Dermatology
Renee Fruchter, Gibran Shaikh, Kathryn L Myers, Narat J Eungdamrong, Hyun-Soo Lee, Andrew G Franks
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2016: JAAD Case Reports
Louise K Andersen, Mark D P Davis
Many skin and skin-related diseases affect the sexes unequally, with attendant implications for public health and resource allocation. To evaluate better the incidence of skin and skin-related diseases affecting males vs. females, we reviewed published population-based epidemiology studies of skin disorders performed utilizing Rochester Epidemiology Project data. Females had a higher incidence of the following diseases: connective tissue diseases (scleroderma, morphea, dermatomyositis, primary Sjögren syndrome, systemic lupus erythematosus [not in all studies]), pityriasis rosea, herpes progenitalis, condyloma acuminatum, hidradenitis suppurativa, herpes zoster (except in children), erythromelalgia, venous stasis syndrome, and venous ulcers...
September 2016: International Journal of Dermatology
Julia S Lehman, Michael J Camilleri, Lawrence E Gibson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 15, 2016: American Journal of Dermatopathology
Dipankar De, Geeti Khullar, Sanjeev Handa, Uma Nahar Saikia, Bishan Das Radotra, Biman Saikia, Ranjana W Minz
BACKGROUND: The subepidermal autoimmune bullous diseases are a subset of immunobullous diseases encountered less frequently in the Indian population. There is a paucity of data on the prevalence, demographic and clinicopathological spectrum of various subepidermal autoimmune bullous diseases from India. AIM: To determine the demographic and clinicopathological profile of subepidermal autoimmune bullous diseases in Indian patients, presenting to the Immunobullous Disease Clinic of Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh...
February 8, 2016: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology
J C O A Ferreira, H H Marques, M P L Ferriani, N W S Gormezano, M T Terreri, R M Pereira, C S Magalhães, L M Campos, V Bugni, E M Okuda, R Marini, G S Pileggi, C M Barbosa, E Bonfá, C A Silva
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this multicenter study in a large childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (cSLE) population was to assess the herpes zoster infection (HZI) prevalence, demographic data, clinical manifestations, laboratory findings, treatment, and outcome. METHODS: A retrospective multicenter cohort study (Brazilian cSLE group) was performed in ten Pediatric Rheumatology services in São Paulo State, Brazil, and included 852 cSLE patients. HZI was defined according to the presence of acute vesicular-bullous lesions on erythematous/edematous base, in a dermatomal distribution...
June 2016: Lupus
Mahtab Samimi
The whole examination of oral cavity, other mucosae and skin is required when managing a cheilitis. Irritants (climatic, mechanical, caustic agents...) constitute the main aetiological factors of cheilitis. Allergic contact cheilitis should be investigated with a detailed anamnesis in order to search any causative agent in contact with the oral mucosae. Patch testing is required to confirm the diagnosis of delayed hypersensivity. Chronic actinic cheilitis occurs mostly in middle-aged, fair-skinned men. It is a potentially malignant condition that requires biopsies to exclude severe dysplasia or carcinoma...
February 2016: La Presse Médicale
Carine Merklen-Djafri, Didier Bessis, Camille Frances, Nicolas Poulalhon, Sébastien Debarbieux, Nadège Cordel, Dan Lipsker
The nosology of bullous lesions or equivalents (vesicles, erosions, and crusts) in patients with lupus erythematosus (LE) is rarely addressed.The primary aim of this study was to draw up a precise phenotypic inventory of such skin lesions; the secondary objective was to assess a potential relationship between the different types of loss of epidermis and extracutaneous lupus manifestations.We conducted a retrospective multicenter study including 22 patients with definite LE and bullous lesions or equivalents...
November 2015: Medicine (Baltimore)
Claudia L Montoya, Andrés F Echeverri, Martha L González, Gabriel Tobón, Carlos D Serrano
Autoimmune bullous diseases represent a diagnostic challenge due to the wide spectrum of pathologies that share similar clinical features. This paper reports the case of a woman admitted with a supposed diagnosis of a Stevens-Johnson syndrome, in which the history, the profile of autoimmunity and interdisciplinary approach were of vital importance to clarify the clinical picture.
October 2015: Revista Alergia Mexico: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Mexicana de Alergia e Inmunología, A.C
P Ungprasert, V R Chowdhary, M D Davis, A Makol
Hematological abnormalities, such as anemia, leucopenia, and thrombocytopenia, secondary to peripheral destruction, are common in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). However, cytopenias from autoimmune myelofibrosis (AIMF) are extremely uncommon in SLE, with less than 40 reported cases in the literature. We report the case of a 33-year-old female who presented with bullous skin lesions and pancytopenia as the presenting manifestation of what was ultimately diagnosed as SLE with AIMF. She responded well to glucocorticoids and mycophenolate mofetil...
April 2016: Lupus
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