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Should I talk to my doctor about my cutaneous lupus erythematosus symptoms?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

If you think you may have some of the symptoms of cutaneous lupus erythematosus (discoid lupus erythematosus), you should consult your doctor. Treatments are available. Also, a small percentage of people with cutaneous lupus erythematosus develop systemic lupus erythematosus, which can affect the internal organs, such as the kidneys, lungs, and heart, as well as the nervous and circulatory systems.

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