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What is the definition or description of: discoid lupus?

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Dr. Alfred Kim
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Dermal skin injury

Discoid lupus (think singer seal) is seen by itself or with systemic lupus erythematosus (sle).
Abut 25% of sle pts have discoid symptoms. If discoid lupus is by itself, 5-10% of them will go on to have sle, but the disease is relatively mild. Discoid lesions are areas of inflammation that go through the dermal layer of skin, causing scarring (like stretch marks). Sometimes mistaken for psoriasis.

In brief: Dermal skin injury

Discoid lupus (think singer seal) is seen by itself or with systemic lupus erythematosus (sle).
Abut 25% of sle pts have discoid symptoms. If discoid lupus is by itself, 5-10% of them will go on to have sle, but the disease is relatively mild. Discoid lesions are areas of inflammation that go through the dermal layer of skin, causing scarring (like stretch marks). Sometimes mistaken for psoriasis.
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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Skin damage

It is a type of scarring skin damage that can occur in isolation or as part of systemic lupus.

In brief: Skin damage

It is a type of scarring skin damage that can occur in isolation or as part of systemic lupus.
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Skin involvement

Discoid lupus is a form of lupus that predominantly involves just the skin.
Some patients with discoid lupus may develop the systemic disease in time but the majority have disease that remains confined to the skin.

In brief: Skin involvement

Discoid lupus is a form of lupus that predominantly involves just the skin.
Some patients with discoid lupus may develop the systemic disease in time but the majority have disease that remains confined to the skin.
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