Discoid Lupus Erythematosus : Clinical Features
Early lesions of discoid lupus erythematosus appear as erythematous and edematous areas. The established plaque lesions are firm, erythematous areas covered with scales and can reach several centimeters in size. Keratin plugs are often seen attached to the undersurface when scales are removed. Over time, the lesions heal with scarring which can cause disfigurement. This image is a close up of facial lesion from the same case as the previous two images.