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What is the treatment for discoid lupus erythematosus?
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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Less sun, some Rx
Sun protection, topical steroids, avoidance of any drug which may have provoked the dle.
If no better in 2-4 weeks, cortisone injections into the lesions or topical calcineurin inhibitors. If still no better in 2-4 more weeks, oral hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malarial medication. There are even further treatment for refractory cases but the above usually works.

In brief: Less sun, some Rx
Sun protection, topical steroids, avoidance of any drug which may have provoked the dle.
If no better in 2-4 weeks, cortisone injections into the lesions or topical calcineurin inhibitors. If still no better in 2-4 more weeks, oral hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malarial medication. There are even further treatment for refractory cases but the above usually works.
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