A 48-year-old female asked:
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what is the difference between discoid lupus and discoid ecxema?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Distinct illnesses: Discoid lupus is a chronic, tough-to-manage illness that will require protection from light and some tricky medication decisions. Discoid / nummumlar eczema is usually trivial and easily managed with some topical creams. I'm hoping it's the latter. Best wishes.
Answered on Sep 23, 2016
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Yes: A slin biopsy should be able to detect discoid lupus.Also either the dermatologist,a rheumatologist or your primary may do labs to make sure not just ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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No: There is no evidence linking the two issues.
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No: The two issues are unrelated.
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No.: They are two unrelated diseases. Eczema is quite common so the combination would not be unusual!

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