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Butterfly Rash (Definition)

"butterfly rash" is usually in reference to lupus and refers to a red rash, usually made a lot worse with sun exposure, that shows up across the cheeks and nose. Apparently, someone thought this reminded them of the ...Read more


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Lupus: how can one get an easy DX? 1x butterfly rash(I think), 1x breakout of blister-like pimples on stomach, fatige,chest pain.Also,Any other ideas?

Lupus: how can one get an easy DX? 1x butterfly rash(I think), 1x breakout of blister-like pimples on stomach, fatige,chest pain.Also,Any other ideas?

Dx lupus: Systemic lupus erythematosis is a very hard disease to diagnose. It can mimic many diseases. A butterfly rash on the face with atrophic changes in the skin is one. Other signs and symptoms include fatigue, photosensitivity, fever, weight loss, kidney disease, lung disease, heart disease, liver disease, nerve and brain disease. There are blood tests which can help. Several things must be +. ...Read more

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I have butterfly rash,cough,very painful joint pain,slight pain in back near ribs,have SLE should i be worried, cannot contact rheumatologist?

I have butterfly rash,cough,very painful joint pain,slight pain in back near ribs,have SLE should i be worried, cannot contact rheumatologist?

SLE: Dear Gabrielle, a cough and painful chest (you mention ribs), makes me concerned. Pleurisy (inflammation of the lining of the lung) can be a feature of active SLE. It also appears you have active skin manifestation, and arthritis. My suggestion is to get a chest xray and blood work through the nearest ER. They can then advise you further based on results. Best wishes, Nisha ...Read more

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Can you have a malar rash on your chest and back? I do not have it on my face. I have several other features of lupus.

Can you have a malar rash on your chest and back?  I do not have it on my face. I have several other features of lupus.

Malar on the face: The malar rash is specific for the face, other rashes are also associated with lupus. Depending on your symptoms, best is to consult a rheumatologist for proper diagnosis. A skin biopsy, if in doubt, can also elucidate some of these rashes. ...Read more

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My ANA IFA came positive with Homogeneous pattern and 1:80H, no butterfly rash but I had some itching & rashes on neck, now gone after 6 day medication?

My ANA IFA came positive with Homogeneous pattern and 1:80H, no butterfly rash but I had some itching & rashes on neck, now gone after 6 day medication?

See test explanation: It takes 4 of 11 criteria to diagnose Lupus. Positive ANA is your only one and not diagnostic because skin rash should be malar or discoid. Triamcinolone will treat many non-lupus rashes. For now don`t get worried. But get the pamphlet on Lupus from the Arthritis Foundation and keep it on hand if anything else develops. Repeating the test won`t add much information. ...Read more

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My 16 yo daughter has had flares of swelling of hands , feet lips and rashes for the past 5 years . Ana 1 in 164, no butterfly rash. ?

My  16 yo daughter has had flares of swelling of hands , feet lips and rashes for the past 5 years .  Ana  1 in 164,  no butterfly rash.  ?

Mystery disease: I presume you are already taking your daughter to a rheumatologist. Ask him to consider the possibility of spondylarthropathy and ask him test for hla-b27. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: butterfly rash?

What is the definition or description of: butterfly rash?

Lupus: "butterfly rash" is usually in reference to lupus and refers to a red rash, usually made a lot worse with sun exposure, that shows up across the cheeks and nose. Apparently, someone thought this reminded them of the wings of a butterfly. ...Read more

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Is the malar/butterfly rash a permanent rash?

Butterfly rash: Malar rash is commonly associated with lupus and can vary in intensity over time, a dermatologist can help advise you on topical medications. ...Read more

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How can you distinguish excema from the butterfly rash?

How can you distinguish excema from the butterfly rash?

Eczema itches: And is rarely confined to the face. Eczema typically also involves the eyelids, neck, elbow and knee creases, and the wrists and ankles. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have both a butterfly rash and rosacea?

Is it possible to have both a butterfly rash and rosacea?

Yes: A butterfly rash is characteristic of lupus but is not always indicative of the presence of disease. However rosacea also commonly presents with a vascular like eruption over a similar distribution. ...Read more

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How to treat butterfly rash? Is there any possibility to make it disappear?

How to treat butterfly rash? Is there any possibility to make it disappear?

Maybe: The butterfly rash associated with lupus sometimes responds to antimalarial (Placquenil), and if so it takes weeks to months to respond. Local steroids can help, but often not. ...Read more

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Aloe gel and butterfly rash?

Aloe gel and butterfly rash?

Might moisturize: Unfortunately, this probably will not clear a lupus rash. ...Read more

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Is butterfly rash always lupus?

Is butterfly rash always lupus?

No: Rosacea causes very similar findings and is fairly common. ...Read more

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What is the lupus "butterfly" rash?

What is the lupus "butterfly" rash?

Malar Rash: The malar rash of lupus is red or purplish and mildly scaly. Characteristically, it has the shape of a butterfly and involves the bridge of the nose. ...Read more

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Might someone have lupus and not have the butterfly rash?

Might someone have lupus and not have the butterfly rash?

Yes: There are several different signs and symptoms of lupus---check out the lupus foundation's website. ...Read more

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What causes this malar rash or "butterfly" rash on my face?

What causes this malar rash or "butterfly" rash on my face?

SLE : Malar rash is a sign of SLE (systemic lupus Erythematosis ) there are other other autoimmune diseases which can also have this rash. there are many rashes which can look similar and be mistaken for a malar rash. The most common is rosacea. You will need an evaluation by someone with experience. If you have other symptoms see a rheumatologist. If the rash is your only symptom see Dermatology. ...Read more

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What causes butterfly rash?

What causes butterfly rash?

Lupus: The butterfly rash is a skin rash that mostly affects african and american people. It is mainly associated with the autoimmune disorder, lupus. An autoimmune disease is condition where the body’s own defense system starts attacking body tissues that are healthy. In simple terms, “the body mistakes the healthy body tissues as invaders and starts attacking; causing pain, sun sensitivity, inflammation. ...Read more

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