Rheumatology and dermatology

C. Peeters, C. Francès, F. Houssiau, M. Baeck Published in the journal : December 2016 Category : Dermatology

Summary :

We report herein on the «PEAU’se dermatologique» meeting of the Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc held on February 15, 2016, and focused on dermatological and rheumatologic pathologies. Professor Camille Francès, head of the Dermatology department at Hôpital Tenon in Paris, presented the dermatological manifestations of lupus erythematosus and dermatomyositis. Professor Frédéric Houssiau, head of the Rheumatology department at the Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc, enlightened us on the brainteaser constituted by the auto-antibodies occurring in systemic rheumatisms.

What is already known about the topic?

- Lupus erythematosus and dermatomyositis are two connective tissues with predominant cutaneous signs.

- The search for autoantibodies is massively prescribed in daily dermatological practice, and not always justified

What does this article bring up for us?

- We recall, in illustrative form, the dermatological manifestations of lupus erythematosus and dermatomyositis.

- We provide rational indications for the realization of rheumatic serological tests in clinical practice and their interpretation.

Key Words

Lupus érythémateux, dermatomyosite, auto-anticorps, facteur antinucléaire, rhumatismes systémiques