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Will discoid lupus give you any symptoms?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
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In brief: Skin only

Discoid involves skin only but 5 per cent have systemic lupus which can affect almost any organ with common involvement as arthritis, swelling, and in severe cases heart, lungs or kidney.
S you must be monitored to rule out systemic involvement and minimize scarring and color changes on the skin.

In brief: Skin only

Discoid involves skin only but 5 per cent have systemic lupus which can affect almost any organ with common involvement as arthritis, swelling, and in severe cases heart, lungs or kidney.
S you must be monitored to rule out systemic involvement and minimize scarring and color changes on the skin.
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Discoid Lupus

Discoid lupus erythematosus (dle) is a chronic skin condition of sores with inflammation 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.

In brief: Discoid Lupus

Discoid lupus erythematosus (dle) is a chronic skin condition of sores with inflammation 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.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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