Lupus Erythematosus Panniculitis in Children: Report of Three Cases and Review of Previously Reported Cases
Article first published online: 8 NOV 2011
© 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Volume 29, Issue 2, pages 169–176, March/April 2012
How to Cite
Weingartner, J. S., Zedek, D. C., Burkhart, C. N. and Morrell, D. S. (2012), Lupus Erythematosus Panniculitis in Children: Report of Three Cases and Review of Previously Reported Cases. Pediatric Dermatology, 29: 169–176. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1470.2011.01544.x
- Issue published online: 13 MAR 2012
- Article first published online: 8 NOV 2011
Abstract: Lupus erythematosus panniculitis (LEP) is a rare finding in children, with only 12 fully reported prior cases in the English literature. We describe three cases of LEP in children younger than 18 and compare them to previous cases reported in the literature. We examine laboratory tests performed, biopsy results, age at onset and diagnosis, presence or absence of systemic symptoms, and outcomes after treatment. It is unknown what the risk is of these patients developing future systemic lupus erythematosus. We also discuss the relevance of subcutaneous panniculitis-like T-cell lymphoma, because the clinical and pathologic pictures are similar in presentation.