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Tumid Lupus Erythematosus at the Site of a Scar

Gregory Perez, MD; John P. Kowalczyk, BBA; Dwayne Montie, DO; Carlos H. Nousari, MD
Arch Dermatol. 2009;145(3):343-344. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2008.615.
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Figure 1

Tumid lupus erythematosus lesions (arrows) on and adjacent to sites of a surgical scar in the lumbar spine area.

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Hematoxylin-eosin (A) and direct immunofluorescence (B) studies of tumid lupus erythematosus (TLE) specimens. A, Specimen from a TLE lesion taken from a right lumbar area adjacent to a surgical scar. It shows a dense, mid to deep dermal, perivascular, lymphocytic infiltrate (arrow) with a periadnexal component (arrowhead), and pronounced increased mucopolysaccharide deposition (asterisk) (original magnification ×20). B, Specimen of a TLE lesion taken from a right lumbar area adjacent to a surgical scar showing IgM granular deposits (arrows) along the basement membrane zone of sweat glands and ducts in the deep dermis (original magnification ×20).

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