Systemic lupus erythematosus-associated anetoderma and anti-phospholipid antibodies
Keywords: 
Antibodies, Antiphospholipid/analysis
Fluorescent Antibody Technique/methods
Immunoglobulins/analysis
Issue Date: 
2003
Publisher: 
Wiley-Blackwell
ISSN: 
0307-6938
Citation: 
Fernández-Galar M, España A, Lloret P. Systemic lupus erythematosus-associated anetoderma and anti-phospholipid antibodies. Clin Exp Dermatol. 2003 Jan;28(1):39-42.
Abstract
Anetoderma is characterized by a loss of normal elastic tissue that presents clinically as localized areas of wrinkled or flaccid skin. We describe the case of a 30-year-old woman with systemic lupus erythematosus-associated anetoderma and positive anti-phospholipid antibodies. We discuss the possible role of these antibodies in the pathogenesis of anetoderma, and, when detected, the need to check for an associated anti-phospholipid syndrome in such patients.

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