Ulceration in Rheumatic Disease

  • Othman Abahussein
  • Jan Peter DutzEmail author


An ulcer is a secondary skin lesion in which there is loss of the integrity of the skin. Ulcers result from the evolution of a primary skin disease process (primary skin lesion). In this chapter we discuss the definition, causes, differential diagnosis, and biopsy of ulcers in the setting of rheumatologic disease.


Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Pyoderma Gangrenosum Aphthous Ulcer Aphthous Stomatitis Psoriatic Plaque 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Dermatology and Skin ScienceUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada

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