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What Is The Difference Between Rosecea And Lupus
Big difference: Rosacea tends to be a reactive process in response to various stimulants that may eventually produce long term skin changes such as rhinophyma that are commonly treated with avoidance and antibiotics whereas lupus is associated with a "butterfly" rash that is a manifestation of an underlying autoimmune disease that are commonly treated with steroids. ...Read more
Related symptoms.: Rosacea typically causes a red rash to your nose, cheeks, chin and forehead. It can have a bumpy acne like appearance. Lupus rash is more typically described as a "butterfly" red area spanning over your malar areas and nose. Lupus has several other symptoms such as oral ulcers, joint pain, kidney disease, pleurisy, and pericarditis. Blood tests can also help confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more
Can you explain in detail rosacea. I had thought it was just a skin disease per se. so is it related to lupus or a symptom of lupus?
Does Rosacea appear Brown after Sun exposure? Does Lupus Malar appear Brown after Sun exposure? What type of Butterfly Rash turns Brown in Sun?
Malar rash: Melasma is a very common patchy brown, tan, or blue-gray facial skin discoloration, usually seen in women in the reproductive years. It typically appears on the upper cheeks, upper lip, forehead, and chin. Lupus may cause a butterfly rash which can be exacerbated by the sun. A malar rash associated with lupus may be erythematous (red) or brown. ...Read more
Why someone 15 minutes in the Sun and he will get Malar rash butterfly shape on face ? Is it lupus? Isn't rosacea soberiac dermatitis different shape
I have a malar/ rosacea kind of redness that gets worse in the cold, heat, nervousness, etc. If red was from lupus, would lupus blood work come back +?
Any other causes of malar rash besides lupus & lyme? it definitely isn't rosacea or seb derm due to appearance
Why would a dermatologist assume a Malar rash is Rosacea and not Lupus because it is not a raised rash? I have read Lupus can appear as flat lesions?
Can late-stage Lyme, EBV, HHV6, or lead toxicity cause a malar rash? Blood test - for lupus. Skin biopsy - for rosacea but + for general inflammation.
Similar: "lupus-like syndrome" is a term applied to illnesses that may share many features of lupus (rash, sensitivity to sun, arthritis, chest pain, fatigue) but occurs in the setting of using certain other medications, cancers, or infections. Systemic lupus erythematosus usually has no identifiable trigger and requires a certain number of features be present to make the diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Deceptive likeness: Both lupus and ms are autoimmune disorders and both affect the central nervous system. Both causes apparently random, sudden and often bizarre symptoms. Treatments for ms long-term have now been primarily interferon-based. No such widely accepted treatment exists for lupus. Steroids are often helpful in both conditions in short term. Diagnostic tests can separate the 2 conditions often. ...Read more
Labs are coming back suggestive of Lupus or Mixed Connective Tissue Disease. What is the difference between the two?
Mystery of....: rheumatology! Lupus difficult to diagnose because of many manifestations and wide range of severity. No clear diagnostic criteria. Diagnosis made on clinical grounds with supporting labs- requires a great deal of expertise and exclusion of other causes for symptoms. If your doc cannot confidently diagnose lupus then you may be given an alternative Dx such as MCTD or undifferentiated CTD. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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