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Image Number 4762 (Discoid lupus erythematosus)

 
Morphology:
Red,scaly

Diagnosis: Discoid lupus erythematosus

Site: Face

Sex: F

Age: 35

Type:

Description: Red scaly plaques.

Submitted by: Nameer Al-Sudany

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Differential Diagnosis

History:

 Asymptomatic, red scaly plaques confined to the face of one year duration. Please notice the characteristic firmly attached scales, lip involvement and slight atrophy in some of the lesions. Very good response was obtained on treatment with Hydroxychloroquine 400 mg per day plus topical mometasone ointment once daily in addition to a sun screen applied on exposure to sun.



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