Patients with cutaneous lupus erythematosus who smoke are less responsive to antimalarial treatment.

@article{Jewell2000PatientsWC,
  title={Patients with cutaneous lupus erythematosus who smoke are less responsive to antimalarial treatment.},
  author={Mark Laurence Jewell and Daniel Paul McCauliffe},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology},
  year={2000},
  volume={42 6},
  pages={983-7}
}
BACKGROUND Reports suggest that cigarette smoking might interfere with the effectiveness of antimalarial therapy as first-line treatment for cutaneous lupus erythematosus. Patients refractory to this treatment often must be treated with potentially more toxic regimens. OBJECTIVE Our purpose was to examine the effects of cigarette smoking on the therapeutic response to antimalarial agents in patients with discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE) and subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus (SCLE… CONTINUE READING

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