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cause of discoid lupus erythematosus

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
See details: A characteristic rash with the diagnosis confirmed by biopsy.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
Discoid lupus: Discoid lupus erythematosus (dle) is a chronic skin condition of sores with inflammation, sun sensitivity, and scarring favoring the face, ears, and s ... Read More
Dr. Thomas Namey
48 years experience Rheumatology
Unhappy.: Discoid lupus, while usually not affecting internal organs, can be a dishheartening illness, particularly in females. It is frquently associated with ... Read More
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Your personality: Discoid lupus is a relatively benign disorder and can usually be treated with medication. Different people have different reactions to a diagnosis an ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
No: There are none other than using sunscreens.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohamed Aboyoussef
26 years experience Rheumatology
Hydroxychloroquine : There is no association between your past history of malaria and recent diagnosis of discoid lupus. Hydroxychloroquine and similar medication has the ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Less sun, some Rx: Sun protection, topical steroids, avoidance of any drug which may have provoked the dle. If no better in 2-4 weeks, cortisone injections into the lesi ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
37 years experience Rheumatology
Oral agents best: Lichenoid lupus refers to a specific type if rash sometimes photosensitive, which is oftern red and raised. It occurs between the dermis and epidermi ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Inform dentist: You should inform your dentist or doctor about all of your health issues, any medications you take, including over the counter drugs, herbals, nutriti ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lowe
17 years experience Pediatric Rheumatology
Drug-induced lupus: Yes, some prescription medications can definitely cause drug-induced lupus which often will resolve after the drug is stopped. Many of the drugs that ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: Certain meds can cause a drug-induced lupus. Google the subject and you will find the complete list.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Christine Lee
28 years experience Dermatology
Numerous genes: There are multiple genes found as the cause of lupus. One is a mutation in the trex1 gene. Other genes include: blk, itgam, pxk, kiaa1542, rs10798269 ... Read More
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