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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and Dermatitis Herpetiformis:  Concurrence With Marfan's Syndrome

Andrew J. Aronson, MD; Keyoumars Soltani, MD; Iris K. Aronson, MD; Rosa T. Ong, MD
Arch Dermatol. 1979;115(1):68-70. doi:10.1001/archderm.1979.04010010040011.
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There is increasing evidence that, as in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), deposition of immune complexes plays a role in the pathogenesis of dermatitis herpetiformis (DH). Dermatitis herpetiformis and SLE were diagnosed in a 15-year-old girl with Marfan's syndrome who died of cardiac tamponade secondary to cystic medial necrosis of the ascending aorta. The concurrence of these diseases suggests that predisposition to immune-mediated disorders may be associated with the expression of multiple clinical entities.

(Arch Dermatol 115:68-70, 1979)


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