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will discoid lupus give you any symptoms?

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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 in severe cases heart, lungs or kidney.S you must be monitored to rule out systemic involvement and minimize scarring and color changes on the skin.
Answered on Dec 9, 2014
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Discoid Lupus: Discoid lupus erythematosus (dle) is a chronic skin condition of sores with inflammation and scarring favoring the face, ears, and scalp and at times on other body areas. These lesions develop as a red, inflamed patch with a scaling and crusty appearance.
Answered on Mar 28, 2013

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