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Image Number 1238 (Discoid lupus erythematosus)

 
Morphology:
Plaque

Diagnosis: Discoid lupus erythematosus

Site: Nose

Sex: M

Age: 18

Type:

Description: Red scaly plaques.

Submitted by: Nameer Al-Sudany

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Differential Diagnosis

History: Young teen-age male complained of red scaly plaques on his nose of 6 months duration. The scales were adherent to the skin and their forceful detachment revealed carpet's tack appearance. No associated other skin problem or systemic disease. The anti-nuclear antibody (ANA) was positive.

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