A Girl with Cutaneous Lesions, Polyarthritis, and Antinuclear Antibodies PositivityReport as inadecuate




A Girl with Cutaneous Lesions, Polyarthritis, and Antinuclear Antibodies Positivity - Download this document for free, or read online. Document in PDF available to download.

ISRN DermatologyVolume 2011 2011, Article ID 657673, 3 pages

Case ReportSection of Rheumatology and Autoimmune Diseases, Hospital JB Iturraspe, Bv. Pellegrini 3551, 3000 Santa Fe, Argentina

Received 24 January 2011; Accepted 8 March 2011

Academic Editors: A. Belloni-Fortina, G. Kirtschig, and Y. Tuzun

Copyright © 2011 Jorge L. Musuruana and Javier A. Cavallasca. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

On October 1996, a 14-year-old girl was admitted to the hospital because cutaneous lesions, asthenia, and arthralgias. On examination, there was nonscarring hair thinning with a widened part over the frontal hairline, polymorphic papulosquamous rash on her face, neck, arms, and trunk, and livedo reticularis in her legs. Multiple aphtous ulcers were present on the buccal and nasal mucosa. There was polyarthritis involving the wrist, metacarpophalangeal joints, proximal interphalangeal joints, and metatarsophalangeal joints of both hands and feet. Skin biopsy of the face was compatible with subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus. She started on prednisone 60 mg-d without improvement, and later hdroxhchloroquine HCQ 6 mg-kg-d was added for one year. Cutaneous lesions were almost healed, with just a hypopigmented macules left. Over the last 14 years, she has not shown any cutaneous or systemic manifestations.





Author: Jorge L. Musuruana and Javier A. Cavallasca

Source: https://www.hindawi.com/



DOWNLOAD PDF




Related documents