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Descriptor English:   Lupus Erythematosus, Discoid 
Descriptor Spanish:   Lupus Eritematoso Discoide 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Lúpus Eritematoso Discoide 
Synonyms English:   Discoid Lupus Erythematosus
Lupus Erythematosus, Chronic Cutaneous
Lupus Erythematosus, Cutaneous, Chronic  
Tree Number:   C17.300.475.479
C17.800.480.479
Definition English:   A chronic form of cutaneous lupus erythematosus (LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS, CUTANEOUS) in which the skin lesions mimic those of the systemic form but in which systemic signs are rare. It is characterized by the presence of discoid skin plaques showing varying degrees of edema, erythema, scaliness, follicular plugging, and skin atrophy. Lesions are surrounded by an elevated erythematous border. The condition typically involves the face and scalp, but widespread dissemination may occur. 
Indexing Annotation English:   do not confuse with systemic or disseminated: discoid is usually in dermatol jrnls, systemic in arthritis or rheumat jrnls; when unspecified in title, "discoid" is usually discernible from text or bibliog refs; note X ref: do not confuse with LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS, CUTANEOUS
See Related English:   Panniculitis, Lupus Erythematosus
 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
BL blood CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced CL classification
CO complications CN congenital
DI diagnosis DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy DT drug therapy
EC economics EM embryology
EN enzymology EP epidemiology
EH ethnology ET etiology
GE genetics HI history
IM immunology ME metabolism
MI microbiology MO mortality
NU nursing PS parasitology
PA pathology PP physiopathology
PC prevention & control PX psychology
RT radiotherapy RH rehabilitation
SU surgery TH therapy
UR urine VE veterinary
VI virology  
Record Number:   22548 
Unique Identifier:   D008179 

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