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Malar And Discoid Rash
Diagnosed with RA ten years ago RF negative, lupus malar and photosentive discoid rash over whole body, malar tested positive for Cutuneous lupus?
If I have malar rashes, itp, osteoarthritis, positive ana, photosensitivity it's more than fibro right?
ANA 1:640, malar rash in sun, periodic leukopenia, pleuritic chest pain, photosens rashes, mouth sores, raynauds, muscle & joint pain;sed rate, C3, C4 normal?
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
Not always lupus: A malar or "butterfly" rash is one of the signs of possible lupus, but other rashes can appear similar, including eczema, rosacea, seborrheic dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis, and others. A complete history, physical exam, and possible skin biopsy and/or blood test can usually distinguish between these rashes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can Urticaria cause permanent Malar type rash? I suffer from chronic Urticaria & on close inspection it appears to be in a wheel like form?
Can dermatographia associated with lupus, I have only malar rash and dermatographia, all other things normal?
Dermatographia: The exact cause of dermatographia is unknown. However, it is more associated with allergies rather than lupus. Symptoms of dermatographia usually go away on their own, and treatment for dermatographia generally isn't necessary. However, if the condition is severe or bothersome, your doctor may recommend antihistamine medications such as diphenhydramine, fexofenadine or cetirizine. ...Read more
Brownish malar rash since early may, no change to it stings on occasions and gets darker in the sun what type of malar can it be?
What is the percentage of developing the malar "butterfly rash" for Lupus patients? I was informed that only 30% will suffer from it.
It depends: Avoid sunlight and you'll probably avoid the butterfly rash. And sun exposure may not even trigger it. Lupus is diagnosed by checklist -- a certain number of checks, with some groups weighted, gives the diagnosis -- and the diagnosis itself is only a guide to "what should we do" for this still-elusive illness. Best of luck. It's an especially challenging disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Early on in the course of Lupus could all blood results be negative/normal? Still ill and getting blatant malar rash despite neg results
Doed this look like a malar rash or just sunburn I am very concerned I go to doc tomorrow but im soo worried pic in profile?
Difficult to say: Can't tell with the picture in profile due to shadows. The good thing is that you will be seeing your doctor tomorrow. ...Read more