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Autumn 2006, Vol. 14 No. 3

Hong Kong J. Dermatol. Venereol. (2006) 14, 120-128

Original Article

Cutaneous manifestations of systemic lupus erythematosus

KL Hau 侯嘉林

Cutaneous manifestations are important aspects of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) disease. This study intended to study the cutaneous manifestations of SLE patients from the Chinese population in Hong Kong. This is a cross-sectional study based on Gilliam's Classification of Lupus Erythematosus (LE)-Associated Skin Lesions. Telogen effluvium (27.8%), Raynaud's phenomenon (14.8%), periungual telangiectasia (13.0%) and urticaria (9.6%) were the most common LE-non-specific skin diseases at interview. Localised acute cutaneous lupus erythematosus (ACLE, 38.3%), discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE, 9.6%) and subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus (SCLE, 9.6%) were the most common LE-specific skin diseases.