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what is the treatment for discoid lupus erythematosus?

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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Less sun, some Rx: Sun protection, topical steroids, avoidance of any drug which may have provoked the dle. If no better in 2-4 weeks, cortisone injections into the lesions or topical calcineurin inhibitors. If still no better in 2-4 more weeks, oral hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malarial medication. There are even further treatment for refractory cases but the above usually works.
Answered on Apr 29, 2013
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