Discoid lupus erythematosus

Last updated: 24 Nov 2021  |  3547 Views  | 

Discoid lupus erythematosus

Discoid lupus erythematosus

It is a chronic inflammation of the red, scaly edges of the skin. Found in areas exposed to light, especially the face. scalp and neck It affects more women than men in the age group 20-50. not genetically transmitted Some people can develop SLE, affecting other organs.

The exact cause is unknown. But it is a disease caused by the immune system destroys itself. The more areas exposed to light, the greater the risk.

red lesions, smaller nodules 1 cm and the blister is not convex, wider than 1 cm. There is no clear boundary. The wound will scab and atrophy. In the area of ​​the face, scalp, neck, nose, arms, hands, fingers, feet, the wound will atrophy in the later stages. center and convex along the edge

Blood tests and skin samples taken for examination


It depends on the location and severity of the disease along with the response to treatment. avoid sunlight Fluorescent light and medications also suppress inflammation. Apply sunscreen and put on a coat.

Things to do

Medication should be taken as prescribed by the doctor.

Tell your doctor about when and what medications you are taking.

Always read the label before using the drug.

You should inform your doctor if your symptoms get worse.

don't do

Do not stop taking the medication and change the dose of the medication you are taking.

Do not stop taking steroid medication without your doctor's prescription.


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