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Discoid lupus erythematosus in Child
See also in: External and Internal Eye,Hair and Scalp
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Discoid lupus erythematosus in Child

See also in: External and Internal Eye,Hair and Scalp
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Contributors: Mehdi Rashighi MD, Belinda Tan MD, PhD, Susan Burgin MD, Craig N. Burkhart MD, Dean Morrell MD
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Synopsis

Lupus erythematosus in childhood can present with several different forms:
  1. Neonatal lupus erythematosus – Beginning in the first few months of life.
  2. Discoid lupus erythematosus – Predominantly skin lesions during childhood.
  3. Subacute lupus erythematosus – Skin lesions during childhood.
  4. Systemic lupus erythematosus
  5. Lupus panniculitis
Discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE) is a scarring, frequently photosensitive autoimmune disease. It has a characteristic clinical appearance consisting of red, scaly plaques with resulting pigmentary changes; the plaques are frequently found on the face and scalp.

In a large series, about 5% of patients with DLE had lesions starting in childhood. Cases have been reported in several ethnic groups, although there are less than 50 cases in the literature. A minority of patients have developed systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), but follow-up time has usually been limited.

Related topic: Drug-induced lupus erythematosus

Codes

ICD10CM:
L93.0 – Discoid lupus erythematosus

SNOMEDCT:
200938002 – Discoid lupus erythematosus

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Below is a list of drugs with literature evidence indicating an adverse association with this diagnosis. The list is continually updated through ongoing research and new medication approvals. Click on Citations to sort by number of citations or click on Medication to sort the medications alphabetically.

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Discoid lupus erythematosus : Face, Scalp, Atrophic scar, Sun-exposed distribution
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