Subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus

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What is subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus?

Subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus (SCLE) is a variant of systemic lupus erythematosus. The body's immune system mistakenly attacks healthy skin tissue. Factors such as skin exposure, and certain drugs may exacerbate the condition. A common symptom of SCLE are skin lesions that are scaly.

Common symptoms reported by people with subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Plaquenil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
12
Treatment name(s)

(Imuran)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Treatment name(s)

(Marijuana)
Type
Other
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol CBD oil)
Type
Other
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Celebrex)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

Data from patients with subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Plaquenil)
Perceived effectiveness
for subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus (4 evaluations)
Side effects
blurry vision diarrhea 4 more
Total evaluations
5
Treatment name(s)

(Imuran)
Perceived effectiveness
for subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus (2 evaluations)
Side effects
squamous cell skin cancer
Total evaluations
3
Treatment name(s)

(Marijuana)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (2) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol CBD oil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Celebrex)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 1 new patients joined this month
  • 250 say subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 6
20s 98
30s 313
40s 693
50s 714
60s 350
70+ 67
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 9
20-29 years 20
30-39 years 28
40-49 years 24
50-59 years 13
60-69 years 2
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 64
Female 2206

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 127
Not Diagnosed 38

These charts show data from subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus patients who have completed their condition history
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