Department of Dermatology; Department of Pathology; Department of Medicine; Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Dermatology | Hemic and Immune Systems | Immune System Diseases | Immunopathology | Pathology | Skin and Connective Tissue Diseases
Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus (CLE) is a clinically diverse group of autoimmune skin diseases with shared histological features of interface dermatitis and autoantibodies deposited at the dermal-epidermal junction. Various genetic and environmental triggers of CLE promote infiltration of T cells, B cells, neutrophils, antigen presenting cells, and NK cells into lesional skin. In this mini-review, we will discuss the clinical features of CLE, insights into CLE immunopathogenesis, and novel treatment approaches.
CLE, UV light, autoantibodies, autoimmune, cutaneous, interface dermatitis, lupus, lupus band
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Garelli CJ, Refat MA, Nanaware PP, Ramirez-Ortiz ZG, Rashighi M, Richmond JM. Current Insights in Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus Immunopathogenesis. Front Immunol. 2020 Jul 2;11:1353. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2020.01353. PMID: 32714331; PMCID: PMC7343764. Link to article on publisher's site
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Garelli CJ, Ahmed Refat M, Nanaware PP, Ramirez-Ortiz ZG, Rashighi M, Richmond JM. (2020). Current Insights in Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus Immunopathogenesis. Open Access Articles. https://doi.org/10.3389/fimmu.2020.01353. Retrieved from https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/oapubs/4293
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