A case of complicated bullous systemic lupus erythematosus managed with Rituximab

Ananda Mohan Chakraborty, Srabani Ghosh, Soumitra Ghosh, Abhishek Chowdhury, Debashish Mandal


Skin Involvement is seen nearly 76 per cent of Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients, but bullous lesion however accounting for less than one per cent of cutaneous manifestation of lupus erythematosus. A 21-year-old female presented with fever, polyarthalgia and vesicobullous skin lesion and acute renal failure. Clinico-pathological evaluation imparted she was having bullous systemic lupus erythematosus (BSLE) with lupus nephritis. She was put on rituximab after initial resuscitation. She had responded dramatically with resolution of skin lesion and recovery from acute renal failure. She was followed up for one year without complication with stable disease course.
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