Lupus erythematosus tumidus in childhood treated with antimalarials

Lina Maria Aguirre Hernández, Ana María Toro, Delsy Yurledy Del Río, Ana Cristina Ruiz


Lupus erythematosus tumidus is a rare dermatosis. It is considered a subtype of chronic cutaneous lupus erythematosus of uncertain pathogenesis, favorable prognosis and rare association with systemic lupus erythematosus. Clinically, it manifests as urticarial-like plaques in photo exposed areas, mainly affecting adults, being extremely rare in pediatric age. Herein, we present two cases of six and nine-year-old male patients with clinical and histological cha-racteristics typical of lupus erythematosus tumidus and poor response to first-line treatment (topical, intralesional steroids and topical calcineurin inhibitors); therefore, it was decided to start systemic therapy with antimalarials, obtaining a very good response.



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Cutaneous lupus erythematosus; Skin abnormalities; Photosensitivity disorders; Child; Antimalarial drugs

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Revista CES Medicina/ ISSN Impreso:0120-8705; Electrónico:2215-9177

Facultad de Medicina, Universidad CES.

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