Lisa Arkin, MD
University of Wisconsin
This survey study examined practice based differences between pediatric rheumatologists and dermatologists caring for children with discoid lupus. The study found important differences between how dermatologists and rheumatologists manage the same disease in children, underscoring the need for future study and collaboration.
A retrospective multi-centered study is currently underway, and collection of this data will set the stage for the development of consensus guidelines for treatment of discoid lupus in children.
One publication reached print in 2019 (see publications page) and planning for future studies is underway.