Systemic Lupus erythematosus (SLE) is seen worldwide. The present study was conducted to determine cases of systemic Lupus erythematosus.
Materials & Methods: The present study was conducted on 64 cases of systemic Lupus erythematosus reported to the department. Patients were classified depending on the presence or absence of ARA criteria of SLE. Skin lesions in different age groups were recorded.
Results: Out of 64 patients, males were 30 and females were 34. Age group 21-30 had 5 patients, 31-40 had 12, 41-50 had 24, 51-60 had 20 and >60 years had 4 patients. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). Photosensitivity was seen in 28, non scarring alopecia in 14, scarring alopecia in 23, oral ulcers in 17, urticaria in 12, malar rash in 52, Raynaud’s phenomenon in 34, vasculitis in 22 and discoid lesions in 16.
Conclusion: Maximum cases were seen in age group 41-50 years and malar rashes were commonly seen among patients.