Thursday, March 24, 2011

Discoid Lupus Erythematosis

Discoid Lupus Erythematosus, also know as Discoid Lupus or DLE, is a type of lupus in which skin lesions are present.

These lesions are called atrophic plaques. The discoid lesions are abnormally red and thick. If the lesions occur on the scalp, they may plug up the hair follicles.

The discoid rash causes red raised circles that can be scaly. This rash does not itch.

In describing discoid lupus, pictures are certainly worth one thousand words.

Please view the photos below.
NOTE: These are medical photographs and may not be appropriate for some readers.

Discoid Skin Lesions

 SKIN: Discoid Lupus, Face

 SKIN: Discoid Lupus,Arm

 SKIN: Discoid Lupus, Cheek

 SKIN: Discoid Lupus, Arm

 SKIN: Discoid Lupus, Ear

 SKIN: Discoid Lupus, Scalp

 SKIN: Discoid Lupus, Feet

 MOUTH: Discoid Lupus, Oral

 SKIN: Lupus, discoid - view of lesions on the chest

 SKIN: Lupus Erythematosis, Discoid - collagen vascular disease

                                         INTERESTING FACTS:

Internationally reknowned vocalist, SEAL has discoid lupus.

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