Annular Erythema Associated with Anti-Ro/SS-A and Anti-La/SS-B Antibodies: a New Case in a Hispanic Patient

Sheila Valentín, Jorge L. Sánchez, Francisco Colón


We describe an 18 year-old male patient who was anti-Ro/SS-A and anti-La/SS-B positive and presented with recurrent annular plaques on the trunk, arms, face, and scalp with evidence of associated patchy alopecia. The skin biopsy revealed a superficial perivascular and periappendegeal lymphocytic infiltrate and focal areas of vacuolar alteration and smudging of the dermoepidermal junction. The patient also presented with a history of xerophthalmia. Skin lesions as well as sicca symptoms responded to antimalarial treatment with hydroxychloroquine. This case demonstrates a new case of annular erythema indistinguishable from those previously described in patients of Asian descent occurring in a Hispanic patient.


Sjogren's syndrome, Lupus erythematosus, annular erythema

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