Lupus Erythematosus

   LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS (discoid & systemic)

A chronic inflammatory condition caused by an autoimmune disease (when the body's tissues are attacked by its own immune system).
The immune system is designed to fight infectious agents via the production of antibodies. Patients with Lupus produce abnormal antibodies in their blood which target own-body tissues rather than foreign infectious agents. Lupus can cause many and varied diseases. It exists in two forms:

i) Discoid Lupus Erythematosus- when only the skin is involved.
ii) Systemic Lupus Erythematosus - when internal organs are involved

Lupus is more frequently seen in Mongoloid and Negroid women. The disease can affect all age groups but more frequently commences in those aged 20 to 45 years. Its precise cause remain uncertain but genetics, viruses, exposure to ultraviolet light, and various drugs are suspected.
Discoid lupus is usually painless and non-pruritic but often results in cicatrical baldness which may become extensive.

The President 2016-2018

Dr Janet Palin


The College of Trichology

The World's leading distance learning course in Pure-Trichology

Enter Site

Education Departments:
London - Korea - India

Trichology Graduation

For enquiries please call:
07742 336 337


Hair Restoration Technician's Diploma

The World's first diploma course for technicians specialising in hair transplant surgery

Learn More

For enquiries please call:
07742 336 337