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what is lichenoid lupus erythematosus? how is it different from discoid lupus erythematosus? best course of treatment that does not involve oral meds?

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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 epidermis under the microscope. Discoid may also start as a red area but will cause atrophy and scarring. The best treatment is usually the oral agent plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine). Other options include sunscreen, moisturizers and topical steroids if the areas are small.
Answered on Jan 28, 2014
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