Discoid lupus erythematosus

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Discoid lupus erythematosus
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Discoid lupus erythematosus lesion on the face of musician Seal.
Classification and external resources
Specialty Dermatology
ICD-10 L93.0 (ILDS L93.020)
ICD-9-CM 695.4
DiseasesDB 29595
MeSH D008179

Discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE) is a chronic skin condition of sores with inflammation and scarring favoring the face, ears, and scalp and at times on other body areas. These lesions develop as a red, inflamed patch with a scaling and crusty appearance. The center areas may appear lighter in color with a rim darker than the normal skin.

Discoid lupus erythematosus can be divided into localized, generalized, and childhood discoid lupus erythematosus.[1]


Localized discoid lupus erythematosus typically presents with skin lesions localized above the neck, with favored sites being the scalp, bridge of nose, cheeks, itchy above lip, and ear and arms.[1]

Society and culture[edit]

The musician Seal has this skin condition.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b James, William; Berger, Timothy; Elston, Dirk (2005). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: Clinical Dermatology. (10th ed.) Saunders. Chapter 8. ISBN 0-7216-2921-0. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Andrews" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  2. ^ Finn, Robin (June 5, 1996). "At Lunch With: Seal; From a Crucible Of Early Pain Comes the Gold Of Stardom". The New York Times. 

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