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Acta Reumatológica Portuguesa - Online First: 2020-03-18

Juvenile bullous systemic lupus erythematosus – case report

Sousa S, Santos MJ


Bullous systemic lupus erythematosus (BSLE) is a rare autoimmune subepidermal blistering disease, with few cases described in childhood. We report a case of bullous systemic lupus erythematosus refractory to corticosteroid therapy in a 16-year-old female who was successfully treated with low dose dapsone. We highlight the rarity and the relevance of skin biopsy for a correct diagnosis of BSLE.