Trichoscopy of Early DLE

DLE - Early Features


Discoid lupus (DLE) is an autoimmune condition affecting the scalp and skin. It can cause permanent hair loss in affected individuals. About 5% develop systemic lupus erythematosus, an autoimmune condition with the potential to affect many organs of the body. Early scalp lesions show whitish scale, follicular plugging and a perifollicular white halo. Aggressive treatment of early DLE can prompt hair growth in some individuals

Dr. Jeff Donovan is a Canadian and US board certified dermatologist specializing exclusively in hair loss. To schedule a consultation, please call the Whistler office at 604.283.1887

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