Quality of life in cutaneous lupus erythematosus.

  title={Quality of life in cutaneous lupus erythematosus.},
  author={Rachel S Klein and Siamak Moghadam-Kia and Lynne Taylor and Christopher M. Coley and Joyce Okawa and Jonathan LoMonico and Mary-Margaret Chren and Victoria P. Werth},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology},
  volume={64 5},
BACKGROUND Little is known about quality of life in patients with cutaneous lupus erythematosus. OBJECTIVE We sought to determine how cutaneous lupus affects quality of life and which independent variables are associated with poor quality of life. METHODS A total of 157 patients with cutaneous lupus completed surveys related to quality of life, including the Skindex-29 and the Short Form-36. RESULTS Quality of life in cutaneous lupus is severely impaired, particularly with respect to… CONTINUE READING


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