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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

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...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 causes butterfly rash and itch?

What causes butterfly rash and itch?

Lupus ?: The connective disease called lupus classically causes a "butterfly" rash of the central cheeks but other skin conditions such as rosacea or seborrheic dermatitis can also cause similar facial rashes. ...Read more

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What is meant by a butterfly rash with lups?

What is meant by a butterfly rash with lups?

The malor or: Butterfly rash is an area of darker pigmentation or discoloration flanking the sides of the nares and bridge of the nose. ...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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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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Can anything besides lupus cause a butterfly rash?

Can anything besides lupus cause a butterfly rash?

Yes: There are a variety rashes that can mimic the butterfly. Rosacea is the most common to differentiate. There are ways to tell to a point. ...Read more

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


Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more