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Unusual case of adult-onset cutaneous lupus erythematosus mimicking early mycosis fungoides

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submitted on 2023-07-05, 10:36 and posted on 2023-07-05, 12:18 authored by Hanof Ahmed, Mahir Petkar, Omar Wafi, Samya Abu Shaikha

Discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE) is a chronic variant of cutaneous lupus erythematous developing on sun-exposed areas in multi-morphic forms making diagnosis challenging. Clinical suspicion and prompt treatment are necessary to avoid permanent disfigurement, progression to systemic involvement and poor quality of life. We report a case of delayed DLE diagnosis in a 45-yearold man who presented with a new skin lesion mimicking the early stages of mycosis fungoides that prompted further investigation. Histopathological examination confirmed DLE and appropriate treatment was initiated. However, the atypical clinical presentation led to disseminated DLE and refractory disease control, resulting in scarring and cosmetic disfigurement.

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Published in: Oxford Medical Case Reports
License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
See article on publisher's website: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/omcr/omad043

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Open Access funding provided by the Qatar National Library

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  • English

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Oxford University Press

Publication Year

  • 2023

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This Item is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

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  • Hamad Medical Corporation
  • Education and Research - HMC
  • Interim Translational Research Institute - HMC
  • Weill Cornell Medicine - Qatar

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