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Medical Term:

discoid lupus erythematosus


Definition: a form of lupus erythematosus in which cutaneous lesions are present; these commonly appear on the face and are atrophic plaques with erythema, hyperkeratosis, follicular plugging, and telangiectasia; in some instances systemic lupus erythematosis may develop.

Synonym(s): chronic discoid lupus erythematosus

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