TURKISH JOURNAL OF ONCOLOGY 2017 , Vol 1 , Num 3
Subacute Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus: A Paraneoplastic Dermatosis in Breast Carcinoma?
Selma BAKAR DERTLİOĞLU1,Birol YILDIZ2,Ahmet KILIÇARSLAN3,Özgen ARSLAN SOLMAZ3,Pervin KARABULUT3
1Department of Dermatology, Elazığ Training and Research Hospital, Elazığ-Turkey
2Department of Oncology, Elazığ Medical Park Hospital, Elazığ-Turkey
3Department of Pathology, Elazığ Training and Research Hospital, Elazığ-Turkey
DOI : 10.5505/tjo.2020.2251 A 52-year-old woman presented to our clinic for the evaluation of a skin rash with a 15-month history that initially started on her face followed by the involvement of the scalp, neck, and forearm. On physical examination, nonscaly erythematous maculopapular and plaques, annular and photo-distributed eruptions involving the face, scalp, forearm, and dorsal of the hands were found. Non-scarring hair loss on the scalp and a decrease in eyebrows and eyelashes were observed. The biopsy results in combination with the clinical presentation, physical exam findings, and serologic markers established the diagnosis of subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus associated with breast carcinoma. Low-potency topical steroid therapy was initiated for twice daily. During the patient"s control examination in her third week, the Subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus lesion was partially regressed. The patient"s treatment continues in the oncology department. Keywords : Carcinoma; paraneoplastic; subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus