Author : Akhyar, Dr. Gardenia
Generalized Discoid Lupus Erythematosus (DLE) with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) in Pregnancy: Case Report
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2021, Volume 8, Issue 3, Pages 652-656
GENERALIZED DLE: Patients with generalized discoid lupus erythematosus are at a higher risk of progressing to systemic disease than those with a localized variant. Pregnancy is one of the factors that can trigger lupus erythematosus. There are only one case report published in online search that presented generalized discoid lupus erythematosus in pregnancy. We report a case of 24 year old female patient with 31-32 weeks of gestational age complained blackreddish patches accompanied by fine scales, slightly itchy and a little painful on the forehead,
cheeks, bridge of the nose, chin, ears, neck, chest, stomach, back, upper and lower extremities since ± 2 months before. ANA profile with positive result. The results of histopathologicaland dermoscopyexamination suitable with discoid lupus erythematosus. Results of the internal medicine department revealed a diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus. CONCLUSION:Management of DLE aims to improve general condition of patient, control the lesions, prevent of the development of further lesions; fetal growth abnormalities; preterm birth; neonatal lupus and fetal death.