To answer your question - Yes, a person can have discoid and SLE at the same time. 10% of lupus patiens also have DLE.
Some features of discoid lupus are discoid lesions (thick, scarring, plaquelike rashes) on sun exposed areas - these areas generally do not itch, aching joints, positive ANA, anemia and low white blood count.
If you have lesions above and below the neck, you have a 10% chance of developing SLE.
Discoid lupus is managed by avoiding the sun and by using sunscreens, antimalarial drugs and steroid creams.
I agree w/ doc. Rest is essential for your body to heal. I would encourage you to stay away from sugar and stress. Getting plenty of water and eating healthy would be good as well.
hi.I have had a rash now for about 3 weeks...anan is always positive.they dont want to diagnose me with lupus..only fibro and cfs.now I have the lesions and I feel like crap even with the plaquenil,I cant get in to see rhumy till august 5.I had lesions before that left scars..and by the time I can see the rhumy,thats all they are is scars.wondering how much plaquenil youre on karajo?this is shoeless from another forum