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what are the symptoms of discoid lupus?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
46 years experience Dermatology
Scarring rash: Lupus affects in the skin in discoid lupus and in some cases of sle. There is redness usually on the cheeks, nose , possibly ears and scalp. It can show broken blood vessels, depressed scars, and a purple border. Topical or injections of steroids are often helpful. In more severe case oral antimalarials are used.
Answered on Mar 20, 2019
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
See below: It is a chronic skin disorder with scarring, atrophy and photo-sensitive rash. See the site below for more info. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1065529-overview.
Answered on Jan 1, 2016
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See details: A characteristic rash with the diagnosis confirmed by biopsy.
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