Article Text

Download PDFPDF
Chilblain lupus erythematosus
  1. Sapna Patel1,
  2. Faddy Hardo2
  1. 1King's College Hospital, London, UK
  2. 2Department of General Practice, Streatham High Practice, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Sapna Patel, sapnap{at}


Chilblain lupus erythematosus is a rare form of chronic cutaneous lupus erythematosus. It is characterised by purple plaques/nodules and oedematous skin mainly around the acral regions of the body, which are most exposed to the cold. In this paper we report a case of chilblain lupus erythematosus that was diagnosed using the Mayo Clinic Diagnostic Criteria and its successful treatment with hydroxychloroquine.

Statistics from

Request Permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.