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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 21-26

Lupus erythematosus: A pediatric perspective


Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, Shri BM Patil Medical College, Hospital and Research Center, BLDE University, Bijapur, Karnataka, India

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Arun C Inamadar
Department of Dermatology, Venerology and Leprosy, Shri BM Patil Medical College, Hospital and Research Center, BLDE University, Bijapur- 586 103, Karnataka
India
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Lupus erythematosus (LE) is an autoimmune multisystem disorder with varied clinical manifestations. There are many similarities and differences between pediatric and adult disease in regard to epidemiological, clinical and therapeutic aspects. In general, the disease in children has a more aggressive course and need for prolonged treatment is frequent, which implies a greater incidence of therapy-related adverse effects. This review addresses various aspects of pediatric LE and how they differ from or are similar to adult disease.


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