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What causes butterfly rash?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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