Lupus erythematosus profundus
LE profundus is a panniculitis associated with both discoid and systemic lupus erythematosus.
Firm nodules up to several centimeters are noted involving the subcutaneous skin. These lesions can heal, resulting in a depression.
- Intralesional injections of triamcinolone 5-10 mg/ml may be helpful.
- Systemic anti-malarial agents such as hydroxychloroquine 400 mg bid may be needed.