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Lupus Erythematosus, Discoid

"Lupus Erythematosus, Discoid" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A chronic form of cutaneous lupus erythematosus (LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS, CUTANEOUS) in which the skin lesions mimic those of the systemic form but in which systemic signs are rare. It is characterized by the presence of discoid skin plaques showing varying degrees of edema, erythema, scaliness, follicular plugging, and skin atrophy. Lesions are surrounded by an elevated erythematous border. The condition typically involves the face and scalp, but widespread dissemination may occur.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Lupus Erythematosus, Discoid" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Lupus Erythematosus, Discoid" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 26 publications over 17 distinct years, with a maximum of 3 publications in 2013
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