by Gary White, MD

Rowell syndrome is when patients with lupus erythematosus develop lesions of erythema multiforme. It should be considered in patients with LE with EM-like lesions. It is still debated as to whether RS is an overlap syndrome, a real association, or coincidence of DLE and EM.


Major criteria (all three must be present):

Minor criteria include (at least one):


Azathioprine, antimalarials, prednisone, dapsone, and cyclosporine have been used with good results.


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