| ORIGINAL CONTRIBUTION
|Year : 1984 | Volume
| Issue : 3 | Page : 97--99
Discoid Lupus Erythematosus in Northern India
RK Pandbi, Ramji Gupta, SA Kumar, LK Bhutani, RK Pandbi, Ramji Gupta, AS Kumar, LK Bhutani
An analysis of 88 cases of discoid lupus erythematosus is reported. The, male: female ratio was 1.2:1. Majority of the patients had lesion on the nose, cheeks, lips pinnae and scalp. Photo-senstitivity was observed in 52-3% patients. Seven patients had positive antinuclear factor without any other systemic involvement. Three patients developed squamous cell carcinoma on the DLE lesion after a gap of 8-12 years. One patient changed from DLE to systemic lupus erythematosus. Systemic chloroquine alone or local corticosteroids with para-amino-benzoic-acid or calamine lotion were found quite effective in majority of the patients.
R K Pandbi
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