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Image Number 971 (Discoid lupus erythematosus)

 
Morphology:
Plaque

Diagnosis: Discoid lupus erythematosus

Site: Scalp

Sex: F

Age: 35

Type: Clinical

Description: Erythematous plaque with central atrophy and depigmentation, and peripheral hyperpigmentation

Submitted by: Shahbaz Janjua

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Differential Diagnosis

History: This 35-year-old woman with several years history of recurrent alopecia areata developed erythematous plaque with central atrophy and depigmentation, and peripheral hyperpigmentation over the alopecic areas.  She also had similar plaques on the nose, forehead, and preauricular areas. 

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