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cause of discoid lupus

A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes: Any inflammation in the area drained by a lymph node can result in enlargement of the relevant node. Wish you good health.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Yes: Any dermatologist can manage, but not cure, common discoid lupus. You already know to avoid sunlight. Topical or intralesional glucocorticoids have be ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Exam is best: The sores with pale center and dark rim, uneven scales / crusts are usually easy to diagnose on physical exam by a general physician; any dermatologis ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Unlikely: Discoid lupus is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease that is unlikely to resolve spontaneously.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Milder form of lupus: Discoid lupus is a milder form of lupus erythematosus, that affects mainly the skin. However, classical lupus may present as skin lesions and progres ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Scarring rash: Lupus affects in the skin in discoid lupus and in some cases of sle. There is redness usually on the cheeks, nose , possibly ears and scalp. It can sh ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Skin only: Discoid involves skin only but 5 per cent have systemic lupus which can affect almost any organ with common involvement as arthritis, swelling, and i ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience Rheumatology
not contageous: Not contageous and not direct inheritance, but connective tissue diseases are more common in families with affected members.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Yes: Traditionally 5 per cent of the time , but the numbers vary depending on the series of patients chosen and time interval they were followed, .
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A 58-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not Fair: Every person is a different element that we have to figure out what works best for your body. You might have to try a few different medications before ... Read More
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