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A case of lupus erythematosus tumidus misdiagnosed as allergic dermatitis
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Pages: 584-586
Year: Issue:  8
Journal: Journal of Clinical Dermatology

Keyword:  lupus erythematosustumidus;
Abstract: A case of lupus erythematosus tumidus is reported. A 24-year-old female complained of repeated swelling erythemas and plaques on the face for 1 year and a half, and aggravated for 10 days. Physical examination showed erythemas and patches on bilateral cheeks, with no scale, scar and atrophy. Histopathological examination showed hyperkeratosis, liquefaction degeneration of basal cells and hair follicle epithelial cells, and perivascular and perifollicular infiltration of lymphocytes and histiocytes in the epidermis. The alcian blue staining showed mucin deposition in the reticular dermis. She was diagnosed with lupus erythematosus tumidus according to clinical symptoms and signs, histopathological and immunohistochemical findings.
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