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Thursday, June 21, 2007

Discoid Lupus


Did you Know: That Seal Henry Olusegun Olumide Adeola Samuel also known as the pop artist Seal has a rare genetic disease called Discoid Lupus Erythematosis (DLE). DLE is an autoimmune disease of the basal cell layer of the the skin where the body attacks the epidermis causing scarring and damage. Sun and UV exposure seem to aggravate this rare condition. DLE is also common in Dogs leaving nose scarring, loss of pigment and flaking of the skin.

3 comments:

Simon said...

Great fact! One of my friends tried to tell me it was from an acid burn and I didn't believe them....Now I know!

Luke said...

Not near as cool as Disco Lupus!!! That is when I scar up the dance floor with my B.A. moves!

Simon said...

Nicely played!