A 50-year-old male asked about a 78-year-old male:
How long could it usually take for dle(if at all)to develop into sle?.blood test and urine ok.biopsy soon.red patch in ears and scalp steroid working.
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Can't tell: Since the presence of discoid lupus does not necessarily lead to SLE.
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Pathology 44 years experience
It usually doesn't: If you feel well, and the labs aren't worrisome with any of the specific antibodies characteristic of systemic lupus, you'll probably only have to worry about the discoid lesions which -- if that's really what it is -- can be troublesome enough. Best wishes and good luck.
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Last updated May 10, 2016
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