Rowell Sendromu: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

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Soyuduru G., POLAT M.

GAZI MEDICAL JOURNAL, cilt.26, sa.4, ss.188-190, 2015 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 26 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.12996/gmj.2015.56
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.188-190


Rowells syndrome (RS) is a rare entity consisting of lupus erythematosus with associated erythema multiforme (EM) like lesions and chacteristic immunological findings. The condition was first described in 1963 by Rowell et al. in patients with discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE). In 2000 Zeitouni et al. redefined the diagnostic criteria for RS. Major criteria are; lupus erythematosus (systemic, subacute or discoid), EM like lesions and antinuclear antibodies (ANA) speckled pattern; minor criteria are; pernio, antiRo and/or anti-La positivity and rheumatoid factor (RF) positivity. 3 major and 1 minor criteria positivity makes the diagnosis of RS. In this report we present a case of 50-year-old female presented with EM like lesions and diagnosed as RS.