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Image Number 1598 (Discoid lupus erythematosus)


Diagnosis: Discoid lupus erythematosus

Site: Face

Sex: F

Age: 62


Description: Erythematous butterfly rash.

Submitted by: Nameer Al-Sudany

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Differential Diagnosis

History: SLE, DLE, rosacea, seborrhoeic eczema and photosensitivity are the commonest dermatoses that may present with red butterfly rash on the face. This woman presented with slightly scaly erythematous butterfly rash on the face especially on the nose of two years duration with exacerbations mainly during summer. Skin biopsy was consistent with DLE.

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