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
15
Treatment name(s)

(Imuran)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
depressed mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

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

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

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

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

(Voltaren Gel)
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)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)

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 (5 evaluations)
Side effects
fatigue blurry vision 3 more
Total evaluations
8
Treatment name(s)

(Imuran)
Perceived effectiveness
for subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
5
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol oil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (2) anxious mood (1)
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)

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

(Plasmoquine)
Perceived effectiveness
for subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
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)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (2)
  • 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?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 12
20s 111
30s 350
40s 709
50s 611
60s 253
70+ 35
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 10
20-29 years 21
30-39 years 28
40-49 years 22
50-59 years 12
60-69 years 2
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 56
Female 2045

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 126
Not Diagnosed 38

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