Koebner's phenomenon in systemic lupus erythematosus

Koebner's phenomenon in systemic lupus erythematosus

Author Longhi, Barbara S. Google Scholar
Centeville, Maraisa Google Scholar
Marini, Roberto Google Scholar
Appenzeller, Simone Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP)
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract Koebner phenomenon is defined as a nonspecific skin stimulus eliciting a disease skin reaction. the nature of the skin trauma varies greatly and includes areas of thermal injury, excoriations, surgical incisions, and scars. We report a patient with recent onset of systemic lupus erythematosus who developed Herpes zoster on immunosuppressant medication. Two weeks after resolution of the vesicles, the patient presented with new ulcerative reddish lesions over the herpes zoster scare and worsening of her malar rash without evidence of worsening of any other organ. Koebner phenomenon was suspected. We review the literature on Koebner phenomenon in SLE.
Keywords Koebner's phenomenon
Systemic lupus erythematosus
Herpes zoster
Language English
Sponsor Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP)
Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq)
Grant number FAPESP: 2008-02917-0
FAPESP: 2009-06049-6
CNPq: 300447/2009-4
Date 2012-05-01
Published in Rheumatology International. Heidelberg: Springer Heidelberg, v. 32, n. 5, p. 1403-1405, 2012.
ISSN 0172-8172 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Springer
Extent 1403-1405
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00296-011-1864-4
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000303434400047
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/34837

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