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Rheumatological conditions: manifestations in the skin

This review discusses the most common cutaneous features associated with rheumatological conditions, and their management. The term ‘lupus erythemateaux’ was first used by Cazenave in the mid-1800s to differentiate cutaneous lupus from lupus vulgaris (cutaneous tuberculosis). It was not until 1964 that the concept of lupus as a spectrum – from cutaneous lesions only, to life-threatening internal disease – was recognised by Dubois and Gilliam.
Dermatology in practice 2009; 17(2): 21–26
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