Ann Dermatol Venereol 2021 Mar 19;148(1):6-15. Epub 2021 Jan 19.
Faculty of medicine, University of Strasbourg, and Dermatology clinic, Strasbourg university hospital, Strasbourg, France. Electronic address:
Herein, the different skin manifestations in patients with lupus erythematosus are reviewed, and their diagnostic, pathogenic and prognostic relevance are discussed, as well as their impact on therapeutic choices. The so-called specific lesions of LE result from an autoimmune pathomechanism and they allow diagnosis of LE by simple clinicopathological correlation since the findings are characteristic. They include the classic acute, subacute and chronic variants, characterised microscopically by interface dermatitis; the dermal variants of lupus, such as tumid lupus, displaying dermal perivascular lymphocytic infiltrate with mucin deposition under the microscope, and lupus profundus, in which lymphocytic lobular panniculitis progressing to hyaline fibrosis is found. Read More