Cicatricial alopecia: discoid lupus erythematosus.

  title={Cicatricial alopecia: discoid lupus erythematosus.},
  author={Maria K. Hordinsky},
  journal={Dermatologic therapy},
  volume={21 4},
Chronic cutaneous lupus erythematosus consists of three major dermatologic diseases: discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE), lupus panniculitis/lupus profundus, and lupus tumidus (Table 1). DLE is estimated to be responsible for 50-85% of patients with chronic cutaneous lupus erythematosus. Scalp involvement is most often the presenting symptom. The clinical features and diagnosis of DLE, its pathophysiology and treatment, are reviewed. 

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