Scott L. Goffin, MD


Coexistent Discoid Lupus Erythematosus and Porphyria Cutanea Tarda

May 01, 2003

Bullae had recently appeared on the dorsa of the hands and fingers of a 46-year-old man. His medical history was significant for alcoholism, discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE), and hepatitis C. Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) was ruled out; the patient’s symptoms did not meet the American Rheumatism Association criteria for SLE.