Pediatric Tumid Lupus Erythematosus: Two Case Reports

Marjon Vatanchi, Doaa Shalabi, Edward Heilman, Sharon Glick, Jeannette Jakus


Tumid lupus erythematosus (TLE) is a rare variant of cutaneous lupus erythematosus. The clinical diagnosis can be difficult to ascertain as it often presents with negative serology and without associated systemic symptoms. We present two pediatric cases of TLE: a young girl with erythematous facial papules and a second with purple and grey facial plaques. Biopsies displayed a lymphocytic infiltrate consisted with TLE and both improved on antimalarials. These cases highlight the varied morphologies and bring greater awareness of TLE and its treatments.


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