Discoid lupus erythematosus

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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

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

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.
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Treatments taken by people for discoid lupus erythematosus

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Triamcinolone acetonide cream)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
273
Treatment name(s)

(Cortizone-10)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
386

Data from patients with discoid lupus erythematosus, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with discoid lupus erythematosus

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Triamcinolone acetonide cream)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(Cortizone-10)
Perceived effectiveness
for discoid lupus erythematosus (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with discoid lupus erythematosus, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Who has discoid lupus erythematosus on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 1 new patients joined this month
  • 598 say discoid lupus erythematosus is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 8
20s 126
30s 448
40s 1010
50s 1076
60s 522
70+ 129
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 38
20-29 years 75
30-39 years 61
40-49 years 56
50-59 years 21
60-69 years 4
70+ years 1

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 160
Female 3214

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 317
Not Diagnosed 66

These charts show data from discoid lupus erythematosus patients who have completed their condition history
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