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I might have discoid lupus erythematosus. What is it like to be a patient?
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Your personality
Discoid lupus is a relatively benign disorder and can usually be treated with medication.
Different people have different reactions to a diagnosis and their responses vary as with any other life event. If your concern is about being a patient with dle, you should consider yourself fortunate that you do not have a more serious illness.

In brief: Your personality
Discoid lupus is a relatively benign disorder and can usually be treated with medication.
Different people have different reactions to a diagnosis and their responses vary as with any other life event. If your concern is about being a patient with dle, you should consider yourself fortunate that you do not have a more serious illness.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
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In brief: Discoid lupus
Discoid lupus erythematosus (dle) is a chronic skin condition of sores with inflammation, sun sensitivity, and scarring favoring the face, ears, and scalp and at times on other body areas.
These lesions develop as a red, inflamed patch with a scaling and crusty appearance. The center areas may appear lighter in color with a rim darker than the normal skin.

In brief: Discoid lupus
Discoid lupus erythematosus (dle) is a chronic skin condition of sores with inflammation, sun sensitivity, and scarring favoring the face, ears, and scalp and at times on other body areas.
These lesions develop as a red, inflamed patch with a scaling and crusty appearance. The center areas may appear lighter in color with a rim darker than the normal skin.
Dr. Michael Fisher
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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
In brief: Unhappy.
Discoid lupus, while usually not affecting internal organs, can be a dishheartening illness, particularly in females.
It is frquently associated with the ss-a auto-antibody. Treatment should include generic plaquenyl, possibly methotrexate, and or low-dose steroids. Because it affects appearance, if severe, you need to pay heed to the psycholigc effect on the patient.

In brief: Unhappy.
Discoid lupus, while usually not affecting internal organs, can be a dishheartening illness, particularly in females.
It is frquently associated with the ss-a auto-antibody. Treatment should include generic plaquenyl, possibly methotrexate, and or low-dose steroids. Because it affects appearance, if severe, you need to pay heed to the psycholigc effect on the patient.
Dr. Thomas Namey
Dr. Thomas Namey
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