Bullous eruption of SLE--a case report and investigation of the relationship of anti-basement-membrane-zone antibodies to blistering.
We describe the clinical and immunopathological findings in a patient with a bullous eruption and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The bullous eruption preceded a dramatic flare of the SLE with a rise in anticardiolipin antibodies and life-threatening cardiac vasculitis. The clinical and histological findings were similar to those described in the classic bullous eruption of SLE but, unlike previous cases, IgG anti-basement-membrane-zone (anti-BMZ) antibodies were detected on the epidermal...Expand abstract
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