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What is Discoid lupus erythematosus?

What is Discoid lupus erythematosus?

  • Discoid lupus erythematosus: Form of lupus affecting the skin.
  • Discoid lupus erythematosus: chronic form of cutaneous lupus erythematosus in which the skin lesions mimic those of the systemic form but in which systemic signs are rare; characterized by the presence of discoid skin plaques showing varying degrees of edema, erythema, scaliness, follicular plugging, and skin atrophy; lesions are surrounded by an elevated erythematous border; the condition typically involves the face and scalp, but widespread dissemination may occur.
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Discoid lupus erythematosus: a chronic skin disease occurring primarily in women between the ages of 20 and 40; characterized by an eruption of red lesions over the cheeks and bridge of the nose.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Discoid lupus erythematosus is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Discoid lupus erythematosus, or a subtype of Discoid lupus erythematosus, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Discoid lupus erythematosus as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Discoid lupus erythematosus: Introduction

Types of Discoid lupus erythematosus:

Types of Discoid lupus erythematosus:

Broader types of Discoid lupus erythematosus:

Who gets Discoid lupus erythematosus?

Gender Ratio for Discoid lupus erythematosus: female prevalence 2:1

How serious is Discoid lupus erythematosus?

Complications of Discoid lupus erythematosus: see complications of Discoid lupus erythematosus

What causes Discoid lupus erythematosus?

Causes of Discoid lupus erythematosus: see causes of Discoid lupus erythematosus

What are the symptoms of Discoid lupus erythematosus?

Symptoms of Discoid lupus erythematosus: see symptoms of Discoid lupus erythematosus

Complications of Discoid lupus erythematosus: see complications of Discoid lupus erythematosus

Discoid lupus erythematosus: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Discoid lupus erythematosus.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Discoid lupus erythematosus.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Discoid lupus erythematosus: Rheumatologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Discoid lupus erythematosus.
Treatments for Discoid lupus erythematosus: see treatments for Discoid lupus erythematosus
Research for Discoid lupus erythematosus: see research for Discoid lupus erythematosus

Society issues for Discoid lupus erythematosus


Hospitalization statistics for Discoid lupus erythematosus: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Discoid lupus erythematosus:

  • 0.003% (321) of hospital consultant episodes were for lupus erythematosus in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 93% of hospital consultant episodes for lupus erythematosus required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 26% of hospital consultant episodes for lupus erythematosus were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 74% of hospital consultant episodes for lupus erythematosus were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 22% of hospital consultant episodes for lupus erythematosus required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Organs Affected by Discoid lupus erythematosus:

Organs and body systems related to Discoid lupus erythematosus include:

Name and Aliases of Discoid lupus erythematosus

Main name of condition: Discoid lupus erythematosus

Class of Condition for Discoid lupus erythematosus: autoimmune possibly

Other names or spellings for Discoid lupus erythematosus:

cutaneous lupus, Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus, DLE

DLE Source - Diseases Database

DLE
Source - WordNet 2.1

Lupus erythematosus, cutaneous, Cutaneous lupus erythematosus
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Discoid lupus erythematosus: Related Conditions

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