Bullous lesions as a manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus in two Mexican teenagers
1 Department of Dermatology. National Institute of Pediatrics, Mexico City, Mexico
2 Department of Primary Immunodeficiencies Research, National Institute of Pediatrics, Mexico City, Mexico
3 Department of Pathology. National Institute of Pediatrics, Mexico City, Mexico
Pediatric Rheumatology 2010, 8:19 doi:10.1186/1546-0096-8-19Published: 8 July 2010
Rarely, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) presents with bullous lesions due to severe edema and hydropic degeneration of the basal layer, or as a subepidermal blistering disease. Here, we describe two Mexican teenagers, one with SLE with blisters and another with bullous SLE. We also discuss the mechanisms and clinical implications of lesion formation in patients with SLE and bullae.