Epidemiology and socioeconomic impact of skin disease in lupus erythematosus

  title={Epidemiology and socioeconomic impact of skin disease in lupus erythematosus},
  author={Beate Tebbe and Ce. Orfanos},
  pages={104 - 96}
The prevalence rates of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) may vary within 17-48/100 000 population worldwide. Although population-based epidemiological studies are still missing, the cutaneous variants of lupus erythematosus (LE) are 2-3 times more frequent than SLE itself. The most common age of onset is 20-40 y. Overall, cutaneous LE is regarded as a variant with less severe course and better prognosis. However, CDLE and SCLE last for many years and may lead, like SLE, to severe disability… 

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