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is discoid lupus fatal

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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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See below: It is a chronic skin disorder with scarring, atrophy and photo-sensitive rash. See the site below for more info. http://emedicine.medscape.com/articl ... 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 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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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Coville
38 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes: Microdermabrasion is a very superficial treatment when performed correctly. Please go to an experienced dermatologist or plastic surgeon and 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 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Maybe: Disocoid lupus can cause localized s raring but 5 per cent of the cases are associated with systemic lupus which needs monitoring and approriate treat ... Read More
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 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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