Discoid lupus erythematosus as part of a larger disease spectrum. Correlation of clinical features with laboratory findings in lupus erythematosus.

@article{Prystowsky1975DiscoidLE,
  title={Discoid lupus erythematosus as part of a larger disease spectrum. Correlation of clinical features with laboratory findings in lupus erythematosus.},
  author={S. D. Prystowsky and James N. Gilliam},
  journal={Archives of dermatology},
  year={1975},
  volume={111 11},
  pages={1448-52}
}
This study compares the immunologic features of a homogeneous group of patients with discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE) strictly limited to the skin (group 1) with those of patients with active discoid skin lesions plus visceral involvement (group 2) and with those of lupus erythematosus (LE) patients with proliferative glomerulonephritis (group 3). Positive antinuclear antibody (ANA) was found in 4% of group 1, 93% of group 2, and 100% of group 3. Low total hemolytic complement (CH50) was found… CONTINUE READING
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