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Patient Information Leaflets (PILs)

These Patient Information Leaflets (PILs) are specially written by the British Association of Dermatologists (BAD).

Please note:

  1. There are thousands of different skin complaints, therefore, the focus of the British Association of Dermatologists' PILs production is on the most common, rarest or debilitating skin conditions.
  2. The offer to provide details of source materials used to inform the British Association of Dermatologists' PILs is for instances where the advice provided in the PILs does not reflect local practice and therefore evidence supporting said advice needs to be produced. It is not an offer to conduct literature searches or supply bibilographic materials for your own research.

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Subacute lupus erythematosus

Subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus is one of a group of related conditions, all of which can affect the skin. The group is called ‘lupus erythematosus’ and the most known subgroup is systemic lupus erythematosus which is a chronic inflammatory disease affecting many systems of the body. If a diagnosis of cutaneous lupus has been made this does not necessarily mean the lupus is systemic, but one of the forms of lupus which chiefly affect the skin. The most common forms of cutaneous lupus are acute lupus, subacute cutaneous lupus and discoid lupus erythematosus.

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