According to my rheumatologist, plaquenil is good at clearing up skin involvement. I have ring shaped and oval shaped lesions that have healed but you can still see them if i remove my makeup. I am dying to talk to someone who has Cutaneous lupus. I did not know that cutaneous can turn into discoid lesions. My only symptoms are that my hands turn dark red from the flurouscent lights at work and the sun, I lose hair, and the 4-6 wk flare up on my face which left a quarter shape on my chin, cheeks and corner of cheeks. I haven't gotten any outbreaks on my body except a skin rash (very small). My knuckles, fingers, and once my complete hand turned dark red and then purple. Hey Angelina, UCTD stands for "undifferentiated connective tissue disease," which means I have some sort of autoimmune connective tissue disease (like, lupus, RA, polymyositis, scleroderma are all named, differentiated connective tissue diseases) but it doesn't fit the definition of any of the named diseases. i asked my doctor if he ever heard of this and he said yes. A few months into taking plaquenil, I'm barely getting any more skin lesions. I was diagnosed with Subacute cutaneous and have read that I can get discoid lesions from cutaneous. I have ring shaped and oval shaped lesions that have healed but you can still see them if i remove my makeup. I am dying to talk to someone who has Cutaneous lupus. Best way to take plaquenil Missed dose of plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine lupus Plaquenil and heart Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil, chloroquine Aralen, and quinacrine Atabrine are medications that were originally used to prevent or treat malaria. However, during World War II it was also found that these medications were effective in treating the symptoms of lupus. SNOWMASS, COLO. - Low-dose methotrexate is highly effective for treatment of antimalarial-resistant discoid lupus or subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus. "If you have to pick one thing past Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine, I’d say try methotrexate," declared Dr. Ruth Ann Vleugels at a symposium sponsored by the American College of Rheumatology. My UCTD includes skin lesions that, on biopsy, look like lupus lesions. So, I don't have subacute cutaneous lupus, but I do have lupus-like skin involvement that resolved pretty well with Plaquenil. I am sorry you're dealing with this-- skin involvement is really frustrating, I know! OR does it just help with Systemic Lupus - the organs? My dermatologist said it will probably happen again. My hands turn dark red and my palms and then it goes away. emedicine.medscape.com/article/1065657-overview It looks like staying out of the heat and sun (including florescent and halogen lights) might benefit you. This happens daily from anywhere from 5 minutes to 20 minutes or so. Does anyone else have this and does anyone else have cutaneous lupus and does plaquenil get the "wild fire' eruptions on the face to stop or slow down??? Best of luck, I take plaquenil for my UCTD, which manifested as muscle pain and skin lesions on my torso and legs. I was diagnosed with Subacute cutaneous and have read that I can get discoid lesions from cutaneous. Plaquenil for subacute cutaneous lupus Subacute Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus - American., Reach for Methotrexate in Refractory Cutaneous Lupus MDedge Rheumatology Hydroxychloroquine temporal arteritisCan you take diet pills with plaquenilEasy bleeding plaquenilHydroxychloroquine weigh Subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus SCLE is characterized by the presence of nonscarring, photosensitive lesions that can take one of two distinct forms 1 papulosquamous lesions that resemble psoriasis, or 2 annular-polycyclic lesions with peripheral scale and central clearing Figure 80-2. These two forms can occur concurrently in the same patient. Subacute Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus - an overview.. CUTANEOUS SUBACUTE LUPUS -. Cutaneous Lupus Symptoms and Treatment. After these drugs were abandoned for the treatment of malaria, more study was done, and they were found to be effective for discoid lupus, subacute cutaneous lupus, dermatomyositis, rheumatoid arthritis, and psoriatic arthritis. Plaquenil has a better safety profile than chloroquine and is most commonly used today. Discoid lupus erythematosus and subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus For use if response to local therapy is inadequate or impractical due to widespread skin lesions Clarke 2019; Kuhn 2017 Oral 200 to 400 mg daily as a single daily dose or in 2 divided doses. Note Due to the risk of retinal toxicity. The normal treatment for cutaneous lupus and by this I am. "The normal treatment for cutaneous lupus and by this I am only guessing they mean SCLE subacute cutaneous lupus. Plaquenil does not work quickly though, it can take 3-6 months occassionally up to 9, to start controlling the disease.