ROWELL SYNDROME

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.

Clinical

Major criteria (all three must be present):

Minor criteria include (at least one):

Treatment

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

References

Dermatology Online Journal 15(8)

Dermatology Online Journal 14(3)

Indian Pediatrics 2012;49: 854-855

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