Dermatology and aesthetics
LupusChronic lupus erythematosus Lupus tuberculosis
- Chronic lupus erythematosus
- Tuberculous lupus
How it manifests itself
The typical manifestation of this pathology is the formation of red skin lesions covered with crusts. These lesions, which cause intense itching, in the initial phase appear as plaques of modest size, which can sometimes have small dilated vessels; subsequently, however, there is an excessive increase in the stratum corneum of the skin, or hyperkeratosis, which can be of varying magnitude. The lesions are localized in a more or less symmetrical way on the nose, cheeks, ears, forehead and chin, up to sometimes touching the scalp (which causes hair loss) and even the oral mucous membranes, manifesting itself in this case, with a characteristic whitish border on the lips and red plaques inside the cheeks.
Sometimes lupus can extend to the point of causing obvious and unsightly lesions.
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