Discoid lupus erythematosus

Australas J Dermatol. 1995 Feb;36(1):3-10; quiz 11-2. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-0960.1995.tb00916.x.


Discoid lupus erythematosus is a manifestation of chronic cutaneous lupus erythematosus with a small risk of systemic involvement. In this review article, the role of predisposing factors such as haplotype, hormones, antibodies and sunlight are discussed. The clinical features, including variants and associations, and management options are presented.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Fluorescent Antibody Technique
  • Humans
  • Lupus Erythematosus, Discoid* / drug therapy
  • Lupus Erythematosus, Discoid* / etiology
  • Lupus Erythematosus, Discoid* / pathology
  • Lupus Erythematosus, Discoid* / physiopathology
  • Prognosis
  • Risk Factors
  • Sunlight / adverse effects