We describe a patient with discoid lupus erythematosus who developed annular lesions of the thigh and chilblainlike lesions of the fingers matching those described in the original reports of Rowell's syndrome. The patient also had circulating anti-Ro(SS-A) antibodies whose similarity to the anti-Sj-T antibodies found in the original Rowell's syndrome cases has been recently claimed. A review of the literature suggests that most of the cases of Rowell's syndrome described thus far in fact may be cases of coincidental association of lupus erythematosus and erythema multiforme.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology|
|Issue number||2 II SUPPL.|
|Publication status||Published - 1989|
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