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Discoid Lupus Erythematosus (DLE) Problem by heru m. Patient Expert Posted Fri 13 Feb 2009 4:52pm Question: pet’s breed: German Shepherd pet’s age: 2 pet’s sex: Male QUESTION: I got my dog 1 year ago from the local pound. When I got him I noticed that he had dry and discoloured patches on the side of each nostril, I did wonder what it was but he seemd fine and i ... Read on »
Systemic sclerosis (scleroderma) associated with discoid lupus erythematosus. by Jan Posted Sun 29 Aug 2010 12:00am Six patients with systemic sclerosis (SS) and discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE) were studied to determine whether such cases have some common clinical and laboratory findings. DLE preceded SS in all cases. Three patients had diffuse scleroderma with lung and esophagus involvements and the others limited scleroderma. Three patients had an ... Read on »
Living with Lupus: Remedies to Reduce Symptoms by Melissa G. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Sat 13 Sep 2008 11:47pm What is LUPUS? Lupus is a chronic, inflammatory, autoimmune disease that affects the blood and connective tissue. There are two main types of lupus. Discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE) affects the exposed areas of the skin and sometimes the joints. Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is more serious and potentially fatal condition that ... Read on »
Men Get Lupus Too by k Patient Expert Posted Fri 09 Oct 2009 10:01pm Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), an autoimmune disease, affects mostly women. Like breast cancer, men aren’t usually brought into the equation when people discuss diseases like lupus. But they should, because although the disease is the same, it may show a bit differently and it may be more difficult for a man to be diagnosed, simply because i ... Read on »
Coping with Lupus: Fact #16 – Discoid is the most common lupus by Lupus Adventurer Posted Wed 16 May 2012 11:00am Coping with Lupus: Discoid lupus (the most common form of skin lupus) accounts for approximately 10 percent of all cases of lupus and occurs in 20 percent of those with systemic lupus.  My discoid lupus was most pronounced before I began taking Plaquenil, and after this first baseline drug treatment started, my rashes cleared up on my face, e ... Read on »
Raising Awareness: Lupus by OurHealth Posted Fri 07 May 2010 7:33am By, Vanessa OurHealth Staff Writer The strength and courage of African–American women is legendary. The burdens we bear. The obstacles we face and overcome. Our ability to make a way, to provide for our families, to comfort and support, are all on record as being the traits that set us apart. We are phenomenal women. However, there are tim ... Read on »
What causes hair loss in men by Yusuf Posted Thu 03 Jun 2010 12:00am In men as well as in women hair loss is a normal part of ageing. Hair loss is the term generally used for unintentional loss of hair on skull. It may be caused due to: Being male itself is a cause for baldness Family history of baldness Fungal infections like black dot tinea caused by Tinea capiti ... Read on »
The Lupus Butterfly Rash or Malar Rash: Information You Need to Know. by Molly Patient Expert Posted Wed 14 Nov 2012 1:58pm Derived from the Latin word ‘mala’ which means cheekbone, the Malar or Butterfly rash is a kind of skin condition typically characterized by the appearance of rashes across the cheekbones and over the bridge of the nose.  These rashes are usually red or purple in color in either a blotchy pattern or completely red over the affected area, a ... Read on »
Lupus Fact & Blog of the Day No.16 – Discoid Lupus & Molly’s Fund – More than a Blog by Lupus Adventurer Posted Thu 16 May 2013 8:00am Oregon recognizes May as Lupus Awareness Month! Today, we turn the spotlight onto Portland, Oregon and Molly’s Fund and Molly’s Blog.  Molly was in her twenties and just beginning a promising career as an opera singer.  She suddenly became ill with multiple infections and overwhelming multi-system health problems that severely interrupt ... Read on »
A Potential New Treatment for Severe Discoid Lupus by Wick D. Posted Thu 28 May 2009 5:46am Discoid lupus is a form of lupus that affects the skin (cutaneous lupus). In most cases the discoid lupus rash appears on the face, neck, or scalp, though it can also show up on other areas of the skin. Severe discoid lupus may result in scarring. The treatments that are used most often for severe discoid lupus are strong immunosuppressants that ma ... Read on »