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How does the sle butterfly rash develop?

How does the sle butterfly rash develop?

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. Notably, the rash spares the nasolabial folds of the face, which contributes to its characteristic appearance. It is usually macular with sharp edges and not itchy. Sun exposure can worsen the rash. ...Read more

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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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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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I have a fever , cough,butterfly rash, migraine, joint pain ,and sle should I be worried?

I have a fever , cough,butterfly rash, migraine, joint pain ,and sle should I be worried?

See details: If you have been diagnosed with lupus you are likely flaring and need to call your rheumatologist. If you suspect lupus you need to see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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I wake up with swollen eyelids, and I have joint pain and faint butterfly rash and fatigue,hot flashes should I be worried that this is a flare ,SLE?

I wake up with swollen eyelids, and I have joint pain and faint butterfly rash and fatigue,hot flashes should I be worried that this is a flare ,SLE?

SLE: Diagnosing systemic lupus erythematosus is a tricky proposition. The symptoms you describe have a wide range of causes. SLE can sometimes present with a rash, swollen eyelids and joint pain but these symptoms alone do not necessarily indicate SLE as the cause. ...Read more

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I have mild swelling on legs, severe constant joint pain,fatigue,butterfly rash,SLE the other day there was blood In my pee could kidney be damaged?

I have mild swelling on legs, severe constant joint pain,fatigue,butterfly rash,SLE the other day there was blood In my pee could kidney be damaged?

Should be checked.: There is something called lupus nephritis, in which the process of SLE inflames the kidney. Any new hematuria deserves investigation into the true cause. This does not mean the kidneys are damaged, but the cause of your symptoms should be clarified. ...Read more

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I have SLE of nephritis, fatigue,severe joint pain butterfly rash,cough,fever,mild swelling,had blood in pee one day could it be kidney damage, flare?

I have SLE of nephritis, fatigue,severe joint pain butterfly rash,cough,fever,mild swelling,had blood in pee one day could it be kidney damage, flare?

Could be: SLE is a multi-system disease which can effect multiple organ systems. You mentioned that he already had an SLE nephritis. That could cause the hematuria. Have him see his doc soon. ...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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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