Discoid Lupus Erythematosus - Introduction

Introduction Causes Symptoms Treatments

Discoid lupus erythematosus is an uncommon rash, usually made worse by exposure to sunlight. The term ‘lupus erythematosus’ is applied to a range of related disorders. At one end of the range is ‘systemic’ lupus erythematosus, which can damage internal organs: right at the other end of the range is ‘discoid’ lupus erythematosus, which is confined to the skin and does not cause general ill health.