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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: Discoid le should prevent no problems. As a precaution, as a rheumatologist, i would make sure coagulation studies were normal prior to attempting pre ... 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 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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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Common skin dz: This is a very familiar skin disease that may occur by itself or with the far more severe systemic lupus, though the vast majority of dle patients nev ... 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 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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No: It is a chronic, autoimmune skin disorder and does not predispose to cancer.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andras Perl
41 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Discoid lupus is confined to the skin while systemic lupus can affect literally any organ of the body including the skin.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfred Kim
15 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: While we understand that diseases like lupus is caused by antibodies in the blood that bind to your own tissues, it is still unclear if can be transfe ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: Yes, but you need to confer with doctors first. Discoid on occasion can transition to systemic lupus so you would want to get checked. Also you woul ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Cortisone crea,s: For mild cases topical steroids can help. However if it is not totally responsive to topical steroids or there is potential for scarring oral plaque n ... Read More

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