IJMDC. 2019; 3(7): 628-631

An atypical presentation of discoid lupus erythematosus: a case report

Authors: Sara Abdulhadi Gari, Ghaidaa Sindi, Rahaf Fadil Alturkistani, Mayar Almehmadi.

ABSTRACT

Background: Discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE) is the most common form of chronic cutaneous lupus erythematosus. Typical skin lesions of DLE present as red or purple macules, papules or small plaques that rapidly develop a hyperkeratotic surface. Differential diagnosis includes a wide spectrum of medical diseases and may be induced by some drugs. Case presentation: A 42-years-old Saudi female, known to suffer from type 2 diabetes, hypertension, who had gastric sleeve 10 years back, presented to the dermatology clinic in king Abdul-Aziz university Hospital, in July, 2017 with painful itchy erythematous ulcerated plaques that had appeared two weeks earlier. A case of atypical DLE discoid skin ulcers that was confirmed by histopathology to be DLE with negative SLE markers. Conclusion: DLE can present in many unusual, atypical forms. CLE may progress into SLE, so follow-up is recommended at regular intervals of six months for patients that are diagnosed to have one type of CLE.

Keywords:
lupus erythematosus; pneumonia; discoid lupus; lupus panniculitis


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An atypical presentation of discoid lupus erythematosus: a case report


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Sara Abdulhadi Gari
Department of Dermatology, King Abdul-Aziz University Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Ghaidaa Sindi
Department of Dermatology, King Abdul-Aziz University Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Rahaf Fadil Alturkistani
Department of Dermatology, King Abdul-Aziz University Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Mayar Almehmadi
Department of Dermatology, King Abdul-Aziz University Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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. Department of Dermatology, King Abdulaziz University Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; gari_sa@yahoo.com

Publication history
Published online 01 Jan 1970
Received 15 Jan 2019
Accepted 31 Jan 2019
Published in print 04 Apr 2019

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Gari SA, Sindi G, Alturkistani RF, Almehmadi M. An atypical presentation of discoid lupus erythematosus: a case report. IJMDC. 2019; 3(7): 628-631. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1547586961


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Gari SA, Sindi G, Alturkistani RF, Almehmadi M. An atypical presentation of discoid lupus erythematosus: a case report. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=26391 [Access: June 17, 2019]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1547586961


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Gari SA, Sindi G, Alturkistani RF, Almehmadi M. An atypical presentation of discoid lupus erythematosus: a case report. IJMDC. 2019; 3(7): 628-631. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1547586961


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Gari SA, Sindi G, Alturkistani RF, Almehmadi M. An atypical presentation of discoid lupus erythematosus: a case report. IJMDC. (2019), [cited June 17, 2019]; 3(7): 628-631. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1547586961


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Gari, S. A., Sindi, . G., Alturkistani, . R. F. & Almehmadi, . M. (2019) An atypical presentation of discoid lupus erythematosus: a case report. IJMDC, 3 (7), 628-631. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1547586961


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Gari, Sara Abdulhadi, Ghaidaa Sindi, Rahaf Fadil Alturkistani, and Mayar Almehmadi. 2019. An atypical presentation of discoid lupus erythematosus: a case report. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 3 (7), 628-631. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1547586961


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Gari, Sara Abdulhadi, Ghaidaa Sindi, Rahaf Fadil Alturkistani, and Mayar Almehmadi. "An atypical presentation of discoid lupus erythematosus: a case report." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 3 (2019), 628-631. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1547586961


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Gari, Sara Abdulhadi, Ghaidaa Sindi, Rahaf Fadil Alturkistani, and Mayar Almehmadi. "An atypical presentation of discoid lupus erythematosus: a case report." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 3.7 (2019), 628-631. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1547586961


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Gari, S. A., Sindi, . G., Alturkistani, . R. F. & Almehmadi, . M. (2019) An atypical presentation of discoid lupus erythematosus: a case report. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 3 (7), 628-631. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1547586961


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