Are you having reddish bumps and scaly patches, especially on your face and neck? Watch out as you could be suffering from Discoid Lupus Erythematosus. Read and know more about the symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment of this rare skin condition.
Discoid Lupus Erythematosus Definition
It is a dermatological condition manifested by skin eruptions that may lead to permanent inflammation and scarring of skin. The term “discoid” refers to skin lesions that are flat, circular or disc-shaped. It is a chronic condition that may get further deteriorated on exposure to bright sunlight. Lupus erythematosus is a range of related or similar disorders. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus forms one end of the range that can damage internal organs like skin, joints, kidneys, and brain. Discoid lupus erythematosus, abbreviated as DLE, forms the other end of the range which is confined to the skin and does not lead to any major health issues.