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“Hydropic degeneration of the epidermal basal cell layer and mononuclear cell infiltration around dermal blood vessels and appendages are constant features of both forms of cutaneous LE. The lesions of SCLE [subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus] have a mononuclear cell-poor dermal infiltrate, whereas in DLE [discoid lupus erythematosus], a mononuclear cell-rich pattern is seen. Follicular dilation, […]