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dis·coid lu·pus ery·the·mato·sus

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  1. discoid lupus erythematosus, DLEnoun

    a chronic skin disease occurring primarily in women between the ages of 20 and 40; characterized by an eruption of red lesions over the cheeks and bridge of the nose


  1. Discoid lupus erythematosus

    Discoid lupus erythematosus is the most common type of chronic cutaneous lupus (CCLE), an autoimmune skin condition on the lupus erythematosus spectrum of illnesses. It presents with red, painful, inflamed and coin-shaped patches of skin with a scaly and crusty appearance, most often on the scalp, cheeks, and ears. Hair loss may occur if the lesions are on the scalp. The lesions can then develop severe scarring, and the centre areas may appear lighter in color with a rim darker than the normal skin. These lesions can last for years without treatment.Patients with systemic lupus erythematous develop discoid lupus lesions with some frequency. However, patients who present initially with discoid lupus infrequently develop systemic lupus. Discoid lupus can be divided into localized, generalized, and childhood discoid lupus.The lesions are diagnosed by biopsy. Patients are first treated with sunscreen and topical steroids. If this does not work, an oral medication—most likely hydroxychloroquine or a related medication—can be tried.


  1. discoid lupus erythematosus

    Discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE) is a chronic skin condition characterized by inflammation and scarring type dermatitis that occurs on the face, ears, scalp, and at times on other body areas. It is the most common form of chronic cutaneous lupus, with a tendency to affect individuals exposed to strong sunlight. Although it predominantly affects the skin, some patients can develop systemic symptoms. It is considered an autoimmune disorder, where the body's immune system attacks its own cells and tissues.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of discoid lupus erythematosus in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of discoid lupus erythematosus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8


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