Hormonal supplementation as treatment for cyclical rashes in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.

Pando JA, Gourley MF, Wilder RL, Crofford LJ
J Rheumatol. 1995 22 (11): 2159-62

PMID: 8596162

Skin involvement is common in patients with SLE, and in some cases is related to the menstrual period. We describe the clinical course of 3 patients with menstrual related rashes who experienced a significant improvement from their skin disease after the initiation of oral contraceptives. The potential role of hormones in the manifestations of SLE is discussed.

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Adolescent Child Contraceptives, Oral Dermatitis Drug Combinations Estradiol Congeners Ethinyl Estradiol Female Humans Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic Menstrual Cycle Norgestrel

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