Coincident systemic lupus erythematosus and psoriasis vulgaris: a case report

G Ital Dermatol Venereol. 2015 Dec;150(6):749-51. Epub 2014 Jul 24.


Psoriasis vulgaris is an autoimmune chronic inflammatory skin disease, but its association with other typical autoimmune disease such as systemic lupus erythematosus has only occasionally been reported. We presented a 25-year-old female who developed systemic lupus erythematosus associated with psoriasis vulgaris. Her conditions were in good control after she got administration of prednisolone (5 mg/day) and Tripterygium Wilfordii Hook (20 mg/day). It is necessary to integrate past history and physical examination to diagnose coincident SLE and psoriasis, and combined treatment with prednisolone and Tripterygium Wilfordii Hook proves effective.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Autoantibodies / blood
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Immunosuppressive Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic / complications*
  • Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic / diagnosis
  • Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic / drug therapy
  • Physical Examination
  • Phytotherapy*
  • Prednisolone / therapeutic use*
  • Psoriasis / complications*
  • Psoriasis / drug therapy
  • Tripterygium*


  • Autoantibodies
  • Immunosuppressive Agents
  • Prednisolone