Author: Hon A/Prof Amanda Oakley, Dermatologist, Hamilton, New Zealand, May 2016.
Patients often present with quite mild signs when they have a facial lesion or rash — due to embarrassment — and the diagnosis may be tricky.
Discoid lupus erythematosus
Lupus tumidus / Jessner lymphocytic infiltrate
Erythema is less pronounced in dark skin
Pigmentation is more pronounced in dark skin
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