If you do a google search for cple (chilblain pattern lupus ) or chilblain lupus there will be some info there. I was diagnosed with this after having a biopsy done. It is quite hard to treat as conventional treatments tend to not work as well with cple. Having said that, some forms of cple remain relatively minor. A lot stay as simply skin problems, some have joint probs too. It can progress to systemic lupus in some cases but once diagnosed they would do regular checks and spot any problems early. This is a pretty rare form of lupus, when i first joined i asked about it and no one had this form. Not sure if any new members have or not? If there are any specific questions about cple, symptoms,treatments etc please ask away.
CPLE, probable SLE, Steroid Induced Diabetes, proctal fugax, anismus, slow transit constipation.
Glicazide 80mg x 4 daily (for diabetes)