[Cryotherapy in discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE)]

Ophthalmologe. 2008 Apr;105(4):381-3. doi: 10.1007/s00347-007-1548-3.
[Article in German]


Discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE) is a chronic, scarring, photosensitive autoimmune dermatosis that usually occurs in sun-exposed areas. While the face, chest, and extremities are often affected, involvement of the eyelid is rare. In cases of DLE lesions that are resistant to local or systemic recommended therapies, contact cryotherapy should be considered as an alternative treatment option.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cryotherapy / methods*
  • Eyelid Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Eyelid Diseases / therapy*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lupus Erythematosus, Discoid / diagnosis*
  • Lupus Erythematosus, Discoid / therapy*
  • Treatment Outcome