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Lupus Erythematosus, Discoid MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Lupus Erythematosus, Discoid
Tree Number(s)
C17.300.475.479
C17.800.480.479
Unique ID
D008179
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008179
Annotation
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
Scope Note
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.
Entry Term(s)
Lupus Erythematosus, Chronic Cutaneous
Lupus Erythematosus, Cutaneous, Chronic
NLM Classification #
WR 152
See Also
Panniculitis, Lupus Erythematosus
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
1992/05/22
Lupus Erythematosus, Discoid Preferred
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