Jack from Edmonton asks: I have been told I have skin lupus, but is there such a problem?
While our website focusses on systemic lupus, there are other forms of lupus, particularly those that affect only the skin. Dermatologists usually treat these forms of lupus, not rheumatologists, with topical medications or medications like chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine. It is not uncommon that a rheumatologist will see a patient with “skin only lupus” to make sure they do not have any other manifestations that suggest the skin is in fact only one component of systemic lupus.
Posted: November 2, 2014