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What is discoid lupus erythematosus?
A chronic form of cutaneous lupus erythematosus that is characterized by the presence of discoid skin plaques showing varying degrees of swelling , redness, scaliness, and skin atrophy. The condition typically involves the face and scalp, but it can be more widespread.
Common symptoms reported by people with discoid lupus erythematosus
Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
January 24, 2018