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[Lupus mastitis associated with severe systemic erythematosus lupus]

Abstract : We report a 46-year-old woman with a systemic lupus erythematosus complicated with a lupus panniculitis. The patient developed initial deep breast nodules secondarily completed by superficial erythematosus and keratotic cutaneous lesions. Neoplasia was ruled out by X-ray and echographic investigations. Both subcutaneous and skin biopsies were consistent with the diagnosis of lupus mastitis. Lupus mastitis is a form of lupus panniculitis seldom associated with systemic lupus. A breast neoplasia should be ruled out by appropriate investigations and deep biopsies. The first-line treatment is based on antimalarial drugs.
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A.-R. Guerre, Fabien Pelletier, François Aubin, Philippe Humbert. [Lupus mastitis associated with severe systemic erythematosus lupus]. La Revue De Médecine Interne, Elsevier, 2009, 30 (6), pp.540-542. ⟨10.1016/j.revmed.2008.08.009⟩. ⟨inserm-00484461⟩

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