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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kneece
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Yes: A slin biopsy should be able to detect discoid lupus.Also either the dermatologist,a rheumatologist or your primary may do labs to make sure not just ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Distinct illnesses: Discoid lupus is a chronic, tough-to-manage illness that will require protection from light and some tricky medication decisions. Discoid / nummumlar ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
15 years experience Internal Medicine
More than rash: Lupus is a multisystem disease that may include a rash. Family history is quite important. Diagnosis involves a thorough physical exam and blood work.
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
No!: Eczema is not associated with lupus. In my practice I have many patients with psoriasis & eczema with positive anas.They do not have arthritis, and c ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
No! : Different disease. ANA titer is irrelevant! more important are the panel markers.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emily Altman
27 years experience Dermatology
Pets & discoid lupus: The only connection between having a pet and discoid lupus is that if you need to take your pet out for walks, you need to use an excellent sunscreen ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 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
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 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 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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Several Rx's!: Discoid in some patients is easy to manage and in others hard. One thing the pt. Can do is avoid uv light. I typically put pts on Hydroxychloroquine ... Read More
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