Isolated discoid lupus erythematosus of the lower eyelid
2 Department of Pathology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
Nisha Vinod Parmar
Department of Dermatology, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry - 605 014
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Parmar NV, Parsad D, Saikia UN. Isolated discoid lupus erythematosus of the lower eyelid. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2016;82:527-528
A 35-year-old woman presented with a 2-year history of a plaque on her left lower eyelid. Examination revealed an erythematous plaque measuring 2 cm × 1 cm with adherent scales associated with loss of eyelashes [Figure - 1]. There were no lesions elsewhere. A skin biopsy was consistent with discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE). Antinuclear antibodies were negative. She was treated with a mid-potent topical steroid and photoprotection. Eyelid involvement in discoid lupus erythematosus can present as chronic blepharitis, erythematous plaques, or chronic eyelid edema. If left untreated, complications such as trichiasis, ectropion, entropion, madarosis and epiphora may occur.
|Figure 1: Erythematous indurated plaque with adherent scales abutting the lower eyelid with associated loss of eyelashes|
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