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Chronic Discoid lupus

Chronic Discoid lupus: Introduction

Chronic Discoid lupus: Discoid lupus Erythematosus, being a chronic condition, is common among all age groups. Discoid lupus erythematosus is a chronic skin condition characterized by inflammation and scarring type skin lesions which occur on the face, ears, scalp and at times on other body areas. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Chronic Discoid lupus is available below.

Symptoms of Chronic Discoid lupus

  • Discoid lupus erythematosus lesions (DLE) frequently are characteristic. The primary lesion is an erythematous papule or plaque with slight-to-moderate scaling As the lesion progresses, the scale may thicken and become adherent, and pigmentary changes may develop, with hypopigmentation in the central or inactive area and hyperpigmentation at the active border.
  • Lesions spread centrifugally and may merge. As lesions age, dilation of follicular openings occurs with a keratinous plug, termed follicular plugging or patulous follicles.Resolution of the active lesion results in atrophy and scarring
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Treatments for Chronic Discoid lupus

  • Sun protective measures
  • Cessation of smoking
  • Cortisone ointment, applied to the skin in the involved areas, will often improve the lesions and slow down their progression or Intralesional injection of cortisone
  • Topical calcineurin inhibitors
  • Topical retinoids
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Causes of Chronic Discoid lupus

  • The causes of Discoid lupus Erythematosus are unknown. It is thought that Discoid lupus Erythematosus may be an autoimmune disorder
  • Genetic predisposition
  • The disease usually manifests following UV light exposure, but other triggers or inciting factors also must contribute
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