discoid lupus erythematosus


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Related to discoid lupus erythematosus: lichen planus, systemic 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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Discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE), also called cutaneous lupus, involves the development of lesions on the face or other sun-exposed areas.
Report of an association between discoid lupus erythematosus and smoking.