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Glossary for Discoid lupus erythematosus

  • Acne-like conditions: Medical conditions similar to acne or highly related to acne.
  • Autoimmune diseases: A group of disorders in which the primary cause is the an inflammatory reaction caused by the body's own immune system attacking tissues
  • Bowen's disease: Intraepiderman form of squamous cell skin cancer cause by sun damage to skin.
  • Cheek rash: An eruption on the skin of the cheek.
  • Connective tissue disorders: Any condition affecting connective tissues.
  • Cradle Cap: Common scalp condition in babies
  • Ear symptoms: Symptoms affecting the ear or hearing
  • Hair loss: Loss or thinning of head or body hair
  • Immune disorders: Disorders that affect the immune system
  • Lupus: Autoimmune disease with numerous effects on various organs and linings.
  • Nose symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nose
  • Polymorphous light eruption: A bumpy, itchy skin rash that develops in certain people in response to sun exposure. Symptoms tend to persist for a number of days even after sun exposure stops. The skin can harden and become desensitized to the effects of the sun with repeated exposure to the sun.
  • Possibly Autoimmune Diseases: Diseases that may be autoimmune or have an autoimmune subtype, but it is unclear or controversial.
  • Psoriasis: Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin condition where the defective immune system causes skin cells to grow rapidly. It affects a significant number of people. Arthritis, which can be severe, is associated with the psoriasis in up to a third of cases. Not all patients who are susceptible to the condition will develop it - roughly 10% of those susceptible will actually develop the condition. There are various environmental factors which can trigger the onset of the disease e.g. strep throat (common trigger), some medication, stress and cold weather. Once the disease develops, it may resolve on its own or with treatment or may become a persistent chronic condition. The severity and duration of symptoms is variable.
  • Rash: General name for any type of skin inflammation.
  • Red rash: The occurrence of a rash that is red in nature
  • Rosacea: Inflammatory rash affecting cheeks, nose, forehead, chin
  • Rosacea-like conditions: Medical conditions highly related to or similar to rosacea.
  • Sarcoidosis: Rare autoimmune disease usually affecting the lungs.
  • Scalp symptoms: Symptoms of the scalp on the head
  • Scaly rash: A rash that scales
  • Skin conditions: Any condition that affects the skin
  • Tinea corporis: A condition which is characterized by tinea of glabrous skin


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