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
Internationally reknowned vocalist, SEAL has discoid lupus.