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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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.
Discoid lupus erythematosus is a chronic skin disorder.
Other skin changes include a widespread measles-like rash, patches of discoid lupus (inflamed sores) or small areas of bleeding into the skin.
Kelly has a diagnosis of discoid lupus, which causes her skin to be hypersensitive to sunlight, the suit states.
According to LUPUS UK, a government charity supporting people with systemic lupus and discoid lupus, usage of CFLs and LED lamps are expected to reduce greenhouse gas emmisions by 80% by 2050 and save on energy bills at home, healthcare organizations, and in workplace fitted with energy-efficient bulbs.
ASF-1096 is a product candidate in phase II that is being investigated as a treatment for discoid lupus erythematosus, a severe, chronic, inflammatory and disfiguring skin disease that affects about 3 out of 10,000 in the general population.
Twenty-eight children with drug-induced lupus, discoid lupus, other connective tissue diseases and those older than 18 years of age were excluded.
Discoid lupus erythematosus, including HLE, is a chronic, relapsing condition that may result in significant scarring.
Smoking was not found to be related to concentration, and the subset of 170 patients with discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE) was less responsive to hydroxychloroquine.
Belhadjali H, Youssef M, Yahia S, Njim L, Zakhama A, Zili J: Milia en plaque and discoid lupus erythematosus.
There is also a simple form called discoid lupus that affects just the skin.
WHEN London singer Seal was younger, he was afflicted with an auto-immune condition known as discoid lupus erythometosus, which caused his immune cells to attack various body tissues, particularly around his face and scalp.