Bullous Systemic Lupus Erythematosus in a Child Responding to Dapsone

Authors

  • Kwei-Lan Liu M.D.,

    1. Department of Dermatology, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
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  • Jui-Lung Shen M.D., Ph.D.,

    1. Department of Dermatology, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
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  • Chii-Shuenn Yang M.D.,

    1. Department of Pathology, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
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  • Yi-Ju Chen M.D., Ph.D.

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Dermatology, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
    2. Department of Dermatology, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
    • Address correspondence to Yi-Ju Chen, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Dermatology, National Yang-Ming University and Taichung Veterans General Hospital, No. 1650, Sec. 4, Taiwan Boulevard, Taichung 40705, Taiwan, or e-mail: yjchenmd@vghtc.gov.tw.

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Abstract

Bullous systemic lupus erythematosus is a subepidermal blistering disorder that primarily affects young women and only rarely occurs in children. We report a case of bullous systemic lupus erythematosus refractory to corticosteroid therapy in a 12-year-old boy who was successfully treated with oral dapsone.

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