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What Causes Lupus Rash
Many causes: Causes for photosensitivity) can be classified into 1) those caused by the presence of an underlying skin condition (eg., lupus); 2) chemicals/drugs topical or ingested which are photosensitizers (eg., tetracyclines, dyes); 3) genetic diseases (eg., xeroderma pigmentosa); 4) metabolic disorders (porphyrias) and 5) idiopathic (unknown). ...Read more
Lupus rash, also known as malar rash, is a red, purple, or blue, scaling rash on the cheeks and across the bridge of the nose giving the characteristic "butterfly" appearance. While commonly associated with Lupus, it can also occur in several "Lupus-Like" syndromes, often related to medications ...Read more
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
Dermatomyositis: The cause of dermatomyositis is unknown. Experts think it may be due to a viral infection of the muscles or a problem with the body's immune system. It can also sometimes occur in patients who have cancer of the abdomen, lung or other body area. Anyone can develop dermatomyositis, but it most commonly occurs in children age 5 - 15 and adults age 40 - 60. Women develop this condition more often. ...Read more
Inherited: Psoriasis is an inherited inflammatory condition that waxes and wanes. Treatment is generally directed towards control of symptomatic flares. Although no cure, there are many treatment options to help you stay reasonably clear. These include topical steroids, vitamin d derivatives, oral medications, phototherapy and biologics. Your doctor will recommend treatment based on the extent of disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Immune system alert: For some reason (often it is mysterious even with best efforts to identify the agent) some people's immune systems go into an emergency alert mode and send out defensive weapons to protect you from what it feels as a threat. Unfortunately, it usually is an over-reaction and causes more problems for you. If your dr agrees - a daily benedryl may help. Be ready with an epi-pin & 911 for emergency! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many possibilities: Rashes can be caused from a very wide range of possibilities. These can include infections, contact rashes, irritant rashes, just to name a few. Within these categories the list is extensive and much more than the characters allow. In a very brief statement, a rash is your body's response to a given irritant or infection. This can be from something external in the environment or internal within the body. ...Read more
Many genes: The previous answer is right with several genes associated with lupus, but no one knows how those genes cause disease. I think it's important to remember that there is likely many ways to develop lupus symptoms, and this will vary between people. So some of these known genes will be important for some, and not important for others. As we sequence more patients, we'll have more answers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 KNOWN...: No one knows the final "trigger-pull" that causes lupus. We do know genetics play some role. We do know that hormones play a major role (reason for female dominance and females rarely getting sle before puberty). But why some with similar factors get disease is not known at present. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Various causes.: Outputs is bruising. Petechiae or tiny areas of bleeding into the skin. This can occur with low or dysfunctional platelets or other bleeding problems. It can also happen with inflamed blood vessels (vasculitis). There are many potential causes such as drug allergy, use of anticoagulants, and various blood diseases, but it is not normal. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
Many causes: There are many causes of hives and these include infections, medications, bee/wasp stings, food allergies, environmental allergies, stress, cold temperatures, and exercise amongst other rarer causes. Oftentimes, hives are idiopathic, meaning there is no known cause. For further evaluation and management, consultation with a board-certified allergist is recommended for evaluation and management. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many things can...: Infections, auto-immune disorders, vasculitis diseases, hormone disorders, degenerative joint disorders, etc..., are some of the causes. The list is huge. The web site has a detailed list of things that can cause polyarthralgia: http://www.Patient.Co.Uk/doctor/acute-polyarthritis.Htm. ...Read more
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