discoid lupus erythematosus

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Related to chronic discoid lupus erythematosus: Cutaneous 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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Metastasizing squamous cell carcinoma arising from chronic discoid lupus erythematosus plaque of recent onset.
Lesions of chronic discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE) are characterized by sharply demarcated, scaly, infiltrated and later atrophic red discoid plaques.

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