Mucosal involvement in systemic and chronic cutaneous lupus erythematosus.

@article{Burge1989MucosalII,
  title={Mucosal involvement in systemic and chronic cutaneous lupus erythematosus.},
  author={Susan M. Burge and Peter A Frith and Richard P. Juniper and Fenella Wojnarowska},
  journal={The British journal of dermatology},
  year={1989},
  volume={121 6},
  pages={
          727-41
        }
}
The prevalence and pattern of mucosal involvement in 121 patients with lupus erythematosus (LE) was investigated. Fifty-three patients had systemic LE (SLE) and 68 patients had chronic cutaneous LE (CCLE). Twenty-one per cent (11/53) of patients with SLE and 24% (16/68) of patients with CCLE had signs of mucosal involvement, but the pattern of involvement differed in the two groups. Nasal mucosal lesions were a feature in 2% (I/53) of patients with SLE and 9% (6/68) of patients with CCLE… CONTINUE READING

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