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Content updated on Jan 19, 2024

What is subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus SCLE?

This autoimmune condition occurs when the immune system attacks its own tissues in the skin. It is characterized by red, raised, and dry sores or rashes on the body. Triggers include certain medications and exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation. 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 sun-exposed skin?

  • Do you have a net-like or circular rash on your skin?

  • Do you have flaky, scaly skin?

  • Do you have red skin or red spots?

Treatment for subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus SCLE

Individuals with SCLE should ensure adequate sun protection (sunscreen, seeking shade when outdoors). Creams and ointments are often used while systemic oral medications to suppress inflammation and reduce inflammation are used in more severe cases.

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  • Scaling skin

  • Red skin

Diseases related to Subacute Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus SCLE

References

  • Jatwani S, Hearth Holmes MP. Subacute Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus. [Updated 2023 Jul 31]. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2023 Jan-. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK554554/

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK554554/

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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 & Allergy)

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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