Cicatricial alopecia: Discoid lupus erythematosus

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Chronic cutaneous lupus erythematosus consists of three major dermatologic diseases: discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE), lupus panniculitis/lupus profundus, and lupus tumidus (Table 1). DLE is estimated to be responsible for 50-85% of patients with chronic cutaneous lupus erythematosus. Scalp involvement is most often the presenting symptom. The clinical features and diagnosis of DLE, its pathophysiology and treatment, are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)245-248
Number of pages4
JournalDermatologic therapy
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2008


  • Chronic cutaneous lupus erythematosus
  • Discoid lupus erythematosus


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