discoid lupus erythematosus

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Noun1.discoid lupus erythematosus - 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
autoimmune disease, autoimmune disorder - any of a large group of diseases characterized by abnormal functioning of the immune system that causes your immune system to produce antibodies against your own tissues
lupus - any of several forms of ulcerative skin disease
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These 11 criteria include butterfly rash, discoid lupus, photosensitivity, arthralgias, renal involvement, oral ulcers, serositis, hematological involvement, neurological involvement, immunological phenomena with positive anti-dsDNA antibody or anti-smith antibodies and positive ANA.
There are two kinds of lupus, discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).
Chronic cutaneous lupus, or discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE), may occur independently of or in combination with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).
Therefore, a diagnosis of lupus vulgaris was made for the left helix; both earlobes were diagnosed with discoid lupus erythematosus, and both thighs with papulonecrotic tuberculid.
Discoid lupus and lymphopenia are frequent clinical features of SLE in patients of African descent.
Serologic and clinical features of patients with discoid lupus erythematosus: relationship of antibodies to single-stranded deoxyribonucleic acid and of other antinuclear antibody subsets to clinical manifestations.
1 The sign is typical but nonspecific as it has also been described in several other conditions like, Waldenstorm's macroglobulinemia, angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma, drug-induced erythroderma, mycosis fungoides, acanthosis nigricans, discoid lupus erythematosus, acute contact dermatitis and large plaque parapsoriasis.
German Shepherd Dogs and Collies are at special risk for another more common disease, discoid lupus erythematosus.
Discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE) is a relatively common form of chronic cutaneous lupus, although its presentation in children is rare.
A previous exploratory study by the research group had shown that 60% of the 20 patients with subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus and discoid lupus erythematosus studied had at least one psychiatric disorder.
It's staggering the amount of African American women who are deficient in vitamin D, [and] there is some soft evidence that perhaps vitamin D deficiency may be a culprit in some of the clinical signs of discoid lupus erythematosus, [so] check the vitamin D and zinc levels.
There are two forms of lupus, systemic lupus, a chronic and currentlyincurable illness of the immune system where the body's defence mechanism begins to attack itself and discoid lupus which is a condition of the skin alone and in a very few patients can develop into systemic lupus.