Dermatomyositis

Jeffrey P Callen

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Figure 45.1 This patient presented for the evaluation and treatment of her skin condition, which had been present for the past 6 months. A previous biopsy had revealed an interface dermatitis and her antinuclear antibody was positive. A working diagnosis of lupus erythematosus was made. Treatment with sunscreens and topical corticosteroids were ineffective. Hydroxychloroquine administration resulted in a severe cutaneous drug reaction that required hospitalisation

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