Iberoamerican Journal of Medicine
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Bullous systemic lupus erythematosus: exceptional and challenging presentation

Salem Bouomrani, Sihem Riahi, Marwa Ben Houchet

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Vesiculobullous lesions can be developed by less than 5% of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Among these lesions, bullous systemic lupus erythematosus (BSLE) is one of the rarest and most challenging cutaneous presentations of the disease. Its frequency in the largest series of 5149 patients with cutaneous lupus was 0.19%, and the majority of cases are reported as sporadic observation or small series not exceeding ten cases.
We report the original observation of BSLE revealing SLE in 32-year-old Tunisian Woman.
This atypical presentation of cutaneous lupus deserves to be known by clinicians and discussed in front of any bullous dermatosis, particularly in young woman.


Bullous systemic lupus erythematosus; Cutaneous lupus; Systemic lupus erythematosus; Skin


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