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what does the butterfly mask in lupus look like

A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Pitting not arthriti: Pitting is not arthritis but occurs with edema and fluid collection. This could be a lupus flare but depending on you medication, labooratory studies ... Read More

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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Lim
32 years experience Pulmonology
May be confusion?: Lupus can affect the respiratory system in a variety of ways, but I am not clear what is meant by this phrase "lupus emphysema" and suspect that there ... Read More
Dr. Rada Ivanov
30 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
No: Lupus and emphysema are two very different diseases. One can have both at the same time, and also sometimes either one of them may cause fibrotic, or ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Mouth sores!: Usually painless, but can hurt. Frequently associated with low white count. Systemic lupus is the great mimick!
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Painless ulcers: Mouth ulcers are sometimes the first signs of lupus and occur in 10-45 % of lupus patients. The are usually painless sores. Some lupus patients have g ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Each person differen: t one time it is said there are 1400 different types of lupus. It can be skin, blood vessel inflammation, mucus membranes, brain, lungs, heart, k ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Yes.: Neuro findings on ct and MRI can be identical, as they can also be in sjogren's syndrome. Systemic lupus is the great mimicker!
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: The red face can be seen in a variety of settings especially rosacea and needs to be differentiated from a lupus rash.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
No evidence !: No evidence that this is so.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Keller
39 years experience Emergency Medicine
Butterfly: Classic rash of lupus is on the face, over the nose and under the eyes. It appears as a red butterfly. Other problems can mimic the rash and lupus can ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lages
67 years experience Rheumatology
No: It is one of eleven criteria to diagnose , but in itself it can be due to many less harmful things including normal reaction tossing.
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