discoid lupus erythematosus

discoid lupus erythematosus
(DLE) a chronic form of cutaneous lupus erythematosus in which the skin lesions mimic those of the systemic form but systemic signs are rare and develop only occasionally after many years. It is characterized by discoid skin plaques with edema, erythema, scaliness, follicular plugging, and skin atrophy surrounded by an elevated erythematous border. The usual location is on the face and scalp, with cicatricial alopecia, but widespread dissemination may occur. See also l. erythematosus profundus and hypertrophic l. erythematosus.

Facial lesions of discoid lupus erythematosus, with hyperkeratotic margins and central scarring.

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