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Kenji Taylor, MD, MSc (Family Medicine, Primary Care)

Dr. Taylor is a Japanese-African American physician who grew up and was educated in the United States but spent a considerable amount of time in Japan as a college student, working professional and now father of three. After graduating from Brown, he worked in finance first before attending medical school at Penn. He then completed a fellowship with the Centers for Disease Control before going on to specialize in Family and Community Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) where he was also a chief resident. After a faculty position at Stanford, he moved with his family to Japan where he continues to see families on a military base outside of Tokyo, teach Japanese residents and serve remotely as a medical director for Roots Community Health Center. He also enjoys editing and writing podcast summaries for Hippo Education.

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Kaito Nakamura, MD (Rheumatology)

Dr. Nakamura is a rheumatologist who has practiced in the Ota Nishinouchi Hospital attached to Ota General Hospital, National Health Insurance Matsudo City Hospital, Chiba University Hospital, and the National Health Insurance Asahi Central Hospital.

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  • Area of skin is sunken in

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What is Cutaneous Lupus?

Systemic lupus erythematosus is an autoimmune condition where your body's immune system mistakenly attack its own tissues, causing widespread inflammation and damage in affected organs. It can affect the skin, joints, brain, lungs, kidneys, and blood vessels. The exact cause is unknown but may involve environmental, genetic, and hormonal factors.

Typical Symptoms of Cutaneous Lupus

  • Lumps under the skin

  • Skin depressions, holes or pockmarks

  • Scaly skin that flakes off

  • Skin redness or red bumpy rashes

Doctor's Diagnostic Questionson Cutaneous Lupus

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this disease:

  • Do you have any lumps under your skin?

  • Do you have sunken or depressed skin areas?

  • Do you have flaky, scaly skin?

  • Do you have red skin or red spots?

Treatmentof Cutaneous Lupus

Treatment is not curative but geared toward both symptom relief and slowing disease progression. Medication to suppress immune cells is the main treatment for lupus erythematosus. Although not a definitive treatment, these medications reduce symptoms and slow disease progression.

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References

  • Justiz Vaillant AA, Goyal A, Varacallo M. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. 2023 Aug 4. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2023 Jan–. PMID: 30571026.

    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30571026/

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Reviewed By:

Kenji Taylor, MD, MSc

Kenji Taylor, MD, MSc (Family Medicine, Primary Care)

Dr. Taylor is a Japanese-African American physician who grew up and was educated in the United States but spent a considerable amount of time in Japan as a college student, working professional and now father of three. After graduating from Brown, he worked in finance first before attending medical school at Penn. He then completed a fellowship with the Centers for Disease Control before going on to specialize in Family and Community Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) where he was also a chief resident. After a faculty position at Stanford, he moved with his family to Japan where he continues to see families on a military base outside of Tokyo, teach Japanese residents and serve remotely as a medical director for Roots Community Health Center. He also enjoys editing and writing podcast summaries for Hippo Education.

Kaito Nakamura, MD

Kaito Nakamura, MD (Rheumatology)

Dr. Nakamura is a rheumatologist who has practiced in the Ota Nishinouchi Hospital attached to Ota General Hospital, National Health Insurance Matsudo City Hospital, Chiba University Hospital, and the National Health Insurance Asahi Central Hospital.

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