Lupus Picture (Hardin MD Super Site Sample)

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This is a sample picture from DermAtlas, Johns Hopkins University.
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Diagnosis: Lupus erythematosis, Systemic / Lupus erythematosis vasculitis / Purpura

Comments: This 42-year-old woman with systemic lupus erythematosus developed digital infarcts during a flare of disease activity. She had a positive antinuclear antibody titer of 1:1280 on Hep-2 cells by immunofluorescent antibody.

Category: cutaneous sign of systemic disease / purpura
Morphology: plaqulous (plaque / nodule / tumor) Organization: grouped, clustered
Pattern: acral (centripetal - extremity predominant) Color: purple
Body Site: toe / foot Age: 42 years Gender: female Image Year: 2004
Contributor: Ajoy Biswas First Published: July 23, 2005
Description: purple necrotic patches and plaques.

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