Chronic Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus


Well-defined, erythematous plaque with scaling on the inner canthus.

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Clinical Background:

A 22 year old man with a 3 month history of an isolated, non-itching, erythemato-squamous plaque extending to the lateral surface of the nose and the inner canthus.
Histological examination of a cutaneous biopsy diagnosed a discoid LE: treatment with potent topical corticosteroids cleared the lesion almost completely within one month.



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