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is it possible to have discoid lupus and systemic lupus at the same time?

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Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
25 years experience Rheumatology
Skin deep: Discoid lupus is a type of skin lupus. Most patients with it do not get systemic lupus. Occasionally people with systemic lupus get .Discoid lupus rash as part of their disease.
Answered on Dec 1, 2012
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Yes: Many people with systemic lupus have the discoid skin lesions, and many folks with the discoid lesions get the systemic disease within a few years. Good luck -- discoid lupus is a nuisance at best, and systemic lupus is difficult to manage even today. Good luck.
Answered on Apr 24, 2013
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