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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus SCLE?

This is an autoimmune condition, which means it results from the immune system attacking its own tissues. It's characterized by red, raised and dry sores or rashes on their body. Triggers include certain medications, exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation and adult women are at higher risk. People with SCLE may or may not have the autoimmune disease, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE or lupus).

Symptoms of subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus SCLE

  • Redness in sun-exposed areas of skin

  • There is a net-like or circular rash on parts of my skin

  • Scaly skin that flakes off

  • Skin redness or red bumpy rashes

Questions your doctor may ask to check for subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus SCLE

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus SCLE

  • Do you have redness on the sun-exposed areas of your skin?

  • Does your skin have a circular or target like pattern?

  • Do you have scaly skin that flakes off?

  • Do you have red skin or red spots on the skin?

Treatment for subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus SCLE

People with SCLE should ensure adequate sun protection (sunscreen, seeking shade when outdoors). Medications to suppresses inflammation and reduce inflammation, creams or ointments to heal the rashes are usually prescribed.

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