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Discoid lupus erythematosus

Discoid lupus erythematosus: Introduction

Discoid lupus erythematosus: Discoid lupus erythematosus refers to a skin disorder in which a red, raised rash appears on the face, scalp, or elsewhere. ... more about Discoid lupus erythematosus.

Discoid lupus erythematosus: Form of lupus affecting the skin. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Discoid lupus erythematosus is available below.

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Discoid lupus erythematosus: Complications

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Causes of Discoid lupus erythematosus

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Discoid lupus erythematosus refers to a skin disorder in which a red, raised rash appears on the face, scalp, or elsewhere. The raised areas may become thick and scaly and may cause scarring. The rash may last for days or years and may recur. A small percentage of people with discoid lupus have or develop SLE. (Source: excerpt from Handout on Health Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: NIAMS)

Definitions of 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)

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


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