A 30-year-old female asked:
Would a skin biopsy for lupus still come up positive, even without a malar rash?
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Rheumatology 48 years experience
It can: There are many types of rash that can be seen in lupus. While the mal;ar or butterfly rash is the most common there are other lesions including the discoid rash of lupus. Many other rashes are also described as being seen in lupus. Even normal appearing skin can be positive for lupus using special stains and techniques.
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