Eruptions in life-threatening rheumatologic diseases

ENGİN B., Sevim A., Cesur S. K., Tuzun Y.

CLINICS IN DERMATOLOGY, vol.38, no.1, pp.86-93, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.clindermatol.2019.10.016
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CAB Abstracts, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.86-93
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Dermatologic changes occur in a variety of rheumatic diseases. Skin can be the initial site of involvement, thus providing important clues for an accurate diagnosis based on cutaneous findings. Dermatologic findings can also be an indicator of systemic involvement and prognostic outcome; however, many connective tissue disorders have a wide variety of cutaneous manifestations, with significant overlap between different diseases. These skin signs often precede systemic clinical manifestations. Careful attention to characteristic dermatologic findings in Behcet's disease, systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, and various vasculitis can provide prompt therapeutic approaches in the case of life-threatening complications of systemically involved rheumatologic diseases. (C) 2019 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.