Evaluation of disease activity and damage in different subtypes of cutaneous lupus erythematosus using the CLASI.

@article{Bein2011EvaluationOD,
  title={Evaluation of disease activity and damage in different subtypes of cutaneous lupus erythematosus using the CLASI.},
  author={Dennis Bein and Erika Kuehn and Anna Maria Meuth and Susanne Amler and Merle Haust and Filippa Nyberg and Cristina Maria Sauerland and Thomas Anton Luger and Gisela Bonsmann and Annegret Kuhn},
  journal={Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology : JEADV},
  year={2011},
  volume={25 6},
  pages={652-9}
}
BACKGROUND The Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus Disease Area and Severity Index (CLASI) is a scoring system for patients with cutaneous lupus erythematosus (CLE) to assess disease activity and damage. Objective  The aim of this study was to evaluate whether the CLASI is a useful instrument which reflects the different subtypes of CLE comparably well in each parameter. METHODS A total of 50 patients (42 female, 8 male) with different subtypes of CLE, including acute CLE (ACLE), subacute CLE (SCLE… CONTINUE READING