Drug-induced subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus related to doxycycline.Dermatol Online J. 2011 Oct 15; 17(10):3.DO
An 84-year-old woman presented with a three-month history of scaly, erythematous, annular papules and plaques on her chest, back, arms, and legs, which developed after a short course of doxycycline. Histopathologic examination of skin biopsy specimens was consistent with subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus (SCLE). A presumptive diagnosis of drug-induced SCLE secondary to doxycycline was made. Although minocycline-induced SCLE is widely reported in the literature, there are no known previous case reports of doxycycline-induced SCLE.