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Disseminated Discoid Lupus Erythematosus - “the Skin-Sun Mystique”: A case report

1Professor & Head, 2 Assistant Professor, 3Post Graduate, Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, Kamineni Institute of Medical Sciences, Narketpally.


Discoid Lupus Erythematosus (DLE) classically presents with erythematous-to-violaceous, scaly plaques with prominent follicular plugging that often results in scarring and atrophy. Patients with DLE often presents with localized and widespread disease. Localized DLE occurs when the head and neck only are affected, while widespread DLE occurs when other areas are affected, regardless of the head and neck involvement. Patients with widespread involvement often have haematologic and serologic abnormalities, are more likely to develop systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), and are more difficult to treat. We are presenting one classical case of disseminated DLE without systemic abnormalities


Key words: Lupus erythematosus, photosensitivity, clinical course.