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Symptoms of Discoid Lupus

Symptoms of Discoid Lupus

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Discoid Lupus includes the 3 symptoms listed below:

  • DLE lesions are raised, red, scaling plaques, with follicular plugging and central atrophy. The raised edges and sunken centers give them a coinlike appearance.
  • Although these lesions can appear anywhere on the body, they usually erupt on the face, scalp, ears, neck, and arms or on any part of the body that's exposed to sunlight.
  • Hair tends to become brittle or may fall out in patches; alopecia can be permanent.
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Discoid Lupus: Complications

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  • If untreated, can lead to scarring and permanent disfigurement. About 1 out of 20 patients with OLE later develops systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
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Discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE) mainly affects the skin, causing a red, raised rash on the face, scalp, or other parts of the body. The rash may become thick and scaly and may last for days or years. A small percentage of people with DLE later develop SLE. (Source: excerpt from Lupus Fact Sheet: NWHIC)

Discoid Lupus: Onset and Incubation

Onset of Discoid Lupus: Discoid lupus erythematosus may occur at any age but most often occurs in persons aged 20-40 years. The mean age is approximately 38 years.

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The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Discoid Lupus. This signs and symptoms information for Discoid Lupus has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Discoid Lupus signs or Discoid Lupus symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Discoid Lupus may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Discoid Lupus symptoms.

 

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