Podiatric pathology of lupus erythematosus

DJ McCarthy
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Lupus erythematosus is an enigmatic disease. Its podiatric manifestations are largely cutaneous, but vasculitic involvements may produce complications. The authors review much of the histopathology of lupus erythematosus that is relevant to the podiatric physician and surgeon. Awareness of the serious systemic implications of lupus erythematosus and the internal medications used in treatment is part of the physician's responsibility in understanding the whole patient.