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Imhof, L; Kerl, K; Barysch, M J; Dummer, R; French, L E; Hofbauer, G F L (2011). Facial blaschkitis: case and review. Dermatology, 223(1):1-3.

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We report on a 15-year-old female with a 3-month history of a pruritic, erythematous cutaneous eruption on the right cheek and perioral area. The lesion had a linear distribution following the lines of Blaschko. Histopathological findings and direct immunofluorescence were compatible with chronic cutaneous lupus erythematosus (LE). Treatment with topical steroids and systemic antimalarial agents over 2 months showed hardly any improvement contrary to similar cases reported in the literature in the past. Histological findings move this case close to LE. However, the unusual clinical presentation as well as the resistance to antimalarial drugs do not fully allow to confirm this suspicion. Therefore, we recommend to call this new entity LE-like facial Blaschkitis of the adult.

Item Type:Journal Article, not refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Dermatology Clinic
DDC:610 Medicine & health
Deposited On:02 Aug 2011 09:21
Last Modified:28 Nov 2013 02:15
Publisher DOI:10.1159/000328136
PubMed ID:21625075
Citations:Web of Science®. Times Cited: 1
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