Optimal use of antimalarials in treating cutaneous lupus erythematosus.

  title={Optimal use of antimalarials in treating cutaneous lupus erythematosus.},
  author={Anna Wozniacka and Daniel Paul McCauliffe},
  journal={American journal of clinical dermatology},
  volume={6 1},
Antimalarials have been used to treat cutaneous and systemic lupus erythematosus (LE) for decades. Although controlled studies comparing the efficacy of antimalarials versus placebo and other treatments are generally lacking, many case reports and series support the therapeutic efficacy of these agents in treating both LE-specific and -nonspecific skin lesions. Currently, the two most frequently used antimalarial agents are chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine. There may be a delay of weeks to… CONTINUE READING