Direct Immunofluorescence of Bullous Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Steven D. Pedro, Mark V. Dahl

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The importance of direct immunofluorescence in the diagnosis of bullous skin lesions is illustrated by the following report of bullous systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Direct immunofluorescence of the bullous lesions of SLE demonstrated the lupus band six months before the lupus erythematosus cell phenomenon became positive. Direct immunofluorescent studies may provide an important tool for the early diagnosis of SLE particularly when other tests are not helpful.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)118-120
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Dermatology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1973
Externally publishedYes


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