Subacute Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus (SCLE) Questions & Answers

Updated: Apr 14, 2020
  • Author: Elizabeth Brezinski Wallace, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus (SCLE)?

What causes subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus (SCLE)?

What is the prevalence of subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus (SCLE)?

What is the prognosis of subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus (SCLE)?

What is included in patient education about subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus (SCLE)?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus (SCLE)?

Which physical findings are characteristic of subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus (SCLE)?

Which physical findings are characteristic of neonatal lupus erythematosus (NLE)?

What are the manifestations of subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus (SCLE) variants?

DDX

Which conditions should be included in the differential diagnoses of subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus (SCLE)?

What are the differential diagnoses for Subacute Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus (SCLE)?

Workup

How is subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus (SCLE) diagnosed?

What is the role of lab testing in the workup of subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus (SCLE)?

What is the role of serologic testing in the workup of subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus (SCLE)?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus (SCLE)?

Treatment

How is subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus (SCLE) treated?

What is the role of inpatient care in the treatment of subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus (SCLE)?

What is included in skin protection therapy for subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus (SCLE)?

What is included in pharmacologic therapy for subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus (SCLE)?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial for patients with subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus (SCLE)?

What is included in the long-term monitoring of patients with subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus (SCLE)?

Medications

Which medications are used in the treatment of subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus (SCLE)?

Which medications in the drug class Retinoids are used in the treatment of Subacute Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus (SCLE)?

Which medications in the drug class Gold compounds are used in the treatment of Subacute Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus (SCLE)?

Which medications in the drug class Immunomodulators are used in the treatment of Subacute Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus (SCLE)?

Which medications in the drug class Leprostatic agents are used in the treatment of Subacute Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus (SCLE)?

Which medications in the drug class Antimalarials are used in the treatment of Subacute Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus (SCLE)?