What are the treatment options for discoid lupus erythematosus?

Updated: Jan 30, 2020
  • Author: Ginard I Henry, MD; Chief Editor: Gregory Gary Caputy, MD, PhD, FICS  more...
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Immunofluorescence of immunoglobulin G, immunoglobulin M, immunoglobulin A, and complement demonstrates a positive lupus band test. This occurs predominantly in the basement membrane and is found in the clinically uninvolved non–sun-exposed skin. Treatment for discoid lupus includes steroids and antimalarial drugs such as hydroxychloroquine. [32, 33]


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