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TEN in a Case of SLE - A case based review

1 Department of Dermatology, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Dermatology, Command Hospital (EC), Kolkata, West Bengal, India
3 Department of Rheumatology, Command Hospital (EC), Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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Shekhar Neema,
Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/injr.injr_139_19

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a complex autoimmune disorder of unknown etiology. Cutaneous manifestations in SLE are common, results in significant morbidity and helpful in diagnosis of underlying systemic disease. Vesiculobullous lesions in SLE are uncommon but present a diagnostic challenge. It can be a manifestation of SLE-specific or nonspecific pathology. It can also result from unrelated etiology such as drug-induced toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN). Clinically, it is challenging to differentiate TEN-like acute cutaneous lupus erythematosus from classical TEN. We hereby present a case of TEN in SLE and discuss approach to vesiculobullous lesions in SLE.

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