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how is discoid lupus different to systemic lupus?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
46 years experience Dermatology
Skin only: Discoid lupus is skin only, amd systemic lupus can affect skin but not always does.
Answered on Dec 9, 2014
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Dr. PREM Menon
46 years experience Allergy and Immunology
SKIN ONLY LUPUS: Affects only skin to discoid. Lupus affects all systems of the body.
Answered on Mar 26, 2013

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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
46 years experience Dermatology
Yes: Traditionally 5 per cent of the time , but the numbers vary depending on the series of patients chosen and time interval they were followed, .
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
46 years experience Dermatology
Skin only: Not all lupus patients have skin involvement , but skin lupus has only a small percentage of systemic or non skin symptoms.
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