Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Rash due to Discoid Lupus Outlook

What to expect with discoid lupus:

  • About 40 percent of cases of discoid lupus completely resolve.
  • About 5 percent of people will develop lupus erythematosus that affects other locations in addition to the skin.

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Last Updated: Dec 9, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Rash due to Discoid Lupus References
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