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rosacea vs lupus rash

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Big difference: Rosacea tends to be a reactive process in response to various stimulants that may eventually produce long term skin changes such as rhinophyma that ar ... Read More

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
48 years experience Rheumatology
see below: A nasal redness, enlargement and roughening, often attributed to alcohol ingestion is quite different from lupus rashes. They typically affect the mal ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
Any color intensity: Most red faces are not lupus. The color intensity with a patient with lupus can be mild too very bright. The diagnosis of lupus depends on many crite ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hess
20 years experience Plastic Surgery
Malar rash: Melasma is a very common patchy brown, tan, or blue-gray facial skin discoloration, usually seen in women in the reproductive years. It typically appe ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
35 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Multip[le causes: I see under conditions lupus is listed so this may be the butterfly rash associated with this systemic disorder. I do not notice any medications for S ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
See details: Lyme does not cause a malar rash. The most common cause is rosacea. If you have lupus, the logical cause is lupus.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deepak Gupta
37 years experience Rheumatology
Rosacea vs lupus: Malar rash of lupus is flat or mildly raised. It spares nasolabial folds. Difficult cases may need a biopsy and immunoflorescence can clinch the di ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
No: Discoid lupus often has negative blood tests. Did they order a lupus band test on the biopsy specimen?
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
No: Never.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lowe
17 years experience Pediatric Rheumatology
Butterfly facialrash: The classic malar rash is a red, scaling rash on the cheeks extending over the bridge of the nose but not in the grooves between the nose and the che ... Read More
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