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World J Dermatol. May 2, 2015; 4(2): 80-94
Published online May 2, 2015. doi: 10.5314/wjd.v4.i2.80
Review of the cutaneous manifestations of autoimmune connective tissue diseases in pediatric patients
Duri Yun, Sarah L Stein
Duri Yun, Sarah L Stein, Division of Dermatology, the University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago, IL 60637, United States
Author contributions: Yun D and Stein SL solely contributed to this paper.
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Correspondence to: Sarah L Stein, MD, Division of Dermatology, the University of Chicago Medicine, 5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 5067, Chicago, IL 60637, United States.
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Received: September 30, 2014
Peer-review started: September 30, 2014
First decision: October 28, 2014
Revised: February 25, 2015
Accepted: April 1, 2015
Article in press: April 7, 2015
Published online: May 2, 2015
Core Tip

Core tip: Early recognition of cutaneous manifestations of connective tissue disease can positively impact disease course. This review summarizes key cutaneous findings of some of the more common pediatric autoimmune connective tissue disorders, including lupus erythematosus, neonatal lupus, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, juvenile dermatomyositis, systemic sclerosis, and morphea.