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Revista Clínica de Medicina de Familia

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Abstract

MALDONADO CID, Paola; SENDAGORTA CUDOS, Elena; NOGUERA MOREL, Lucero  and  HERRANZ PINTO, Pedro. Purpuric lesions in the nasal dorsum, ears and fingers. Rev Clin Med Fam [online]. 2011, vol.4, n.3, pp.264-266. ISSN 1699-695X.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4321/S1699-695X2011000300016.

We report a patient with purpuric lesions at acral sites. The differential diagnosis of this type of lesion includes a wide variety diseases, so every patient must be urgently/preferentially referred for a dermatologic evaluation. A complete study must be performed including a blood test with immunological parameters and a skin biopsy. In a very short time the lesions developed into the typical clinical form of discoid lupus, and responded favourably to treatment

Keywords : Lupus Erythematosus; Lupus Discoid; Purpura.

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