Rowell's syndrome

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Rowell's Syndrome was described by Professor Neville Rowell and colleagues in 1963. Patients with the syndrome have lupus erythematosus (discoid or systemic), annular lesions of the skin like erythema multiforme associated with a characteristic pattern of immunological abnormalities. It is uncommon but occurs world wide.[1]

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  • Rowell NR, Beck S, Anderson JR. Lupus erythematosus associated with erythema multiforme-like lesions: a syndrome with characteristic immunological abnormalities. Arch Dermatol 1963, 88, 176-80.
  • Aydogan K, Karadogan SK, Balaban S, Tunalit S. Lupus erythemaosus associated with erythema multiforme: report of two cases and review of the literature. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol, 2005, 19, 621-7.
  • Duarte AF, Mota A, Pereira M, Baudrier T, Azevedo F. Rowell Syndrome- case report and review of the literature. Dermatology Online Journal, 14, 3.
  • Lee A, Batra P, Furer V, Cheung W, Wang N, Franks A. Rowell symdrome (systemic lupus erythematosus + erythema multiforme) Dermatology Online Journal, 2009, 15, 1-5.