Discoid lupus erythematosus

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Discoid lupus erythematosus
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Discoid lupus erythematosus lesion on the face of musician Seal.
Classification and external resources
Specialty Dermatology
ICD-10 L93.0 (ILDS L93.020)
ICD-9-CM 695.4
DiseasesDB 29595
Patient UK Discoid lupus erythematosus
MeSH D008179
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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. The center areas may appear lighter in color with a rim darker than the normal skin.

Discoid lupus erythematosus can be divided into localized, generalized, and childhood discoid lupus erythematosus.[1]

Localized

Localized discoid lupus erythematosus typically presents with skin lesions localized above the neck, with favored sites being the scalp, bridge of nose, cheeks, itchy above lip, and ear and arms.[2]

Society and culture

The musician Seal has this skin condition.[3]

See also

References

  1. James, William; Berger, Timothy; Elston, Dirk (2005). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: Clinical Dermatology. (10th ed.) Saunders. Chapter 8. ISBN 0-7216-2921-0.
  2. James, William; Berger, Timothy; Elston, Dirk (2005). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: Clinical Dermatology (10th ed.). Saunders. p. 156. ISBN 0-7216-2921-0. 
  3. Finn, Robin (June 5, 1996). "At Lunch With: Seal; From a Crucible Of Early Pain Comes the Gold Of Stardom". The New York Times. 

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