Autoimmune disorder of the skin

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

This is a chronic inflammatory disease of connective tissue affecting the skin and various internal organs. It is an auto-immune disease and can be diagnosed by the presence of abnormal antibodies in the bloodstream.

It is typically characterised by a red, scaly rash affecting the nose and cheeks. Other symptoms include joint pain, hair loss, swelling of the feet and fingers.

A form of lupus which primarily affects the skin is dicoid lupus erythematosus (DLE). This is where the skin forms round, firm lesions called discoids with red, raised bumps around the hair follicles. All forms of lupus are aggravated by sun exposure.

Systemic lupus erythematosus

Systemic lupus erythematosus

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