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Successful Treatment of Lupus Pernio With Adalimumab

Marc A. Judson, MD
Arch Dermatol. 2011;147(11):1332-1333. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2011.307.
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Correspondence: Dr Judson, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Albany Medical College, 47 New Scotland Ave, Albany, NY 12206 (judsonm@amc.edu).

Financial Disclosure: None reported.

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Figure. Clinical images of the subject patient. A, The patient's facial lesions at the initiation of adalimumab therapy. B, The patient's facial lesions after 9 months of adalimumab therapy.




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