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Is it possible to hav lupus with all syptoms except 'butterfly rash'on face?

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Dr. Carrie Cannon
Family Medicine
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In brief: Certainly

The malar rash is one out of 11 diagnostic criteria for SLE with diagnosis likely if > or = 4 of these criteria are well-documented as present at any time in a patient's history.
98% of patients will have a positive ANA or other autoantibodies.

In brief: Certainly

The malar rash is one out of 11 diagnostic criteria for SLE with diagnosis likely if > or = 4 of these criteria are well-documented as present at any time in a patient's history.
98% of patients will have a positive ANA or other autoantibodies.
Dr. Carrie Cannon
Dr. Carrie Cannon
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Dr. Omobola Oji
Family Medicine

In brief: Yes

There are other types of skin lesion that can be associated with lupus along with symptoms like joint pain.
"Butterfly rash" can also be seen in other types of immunological diseases.

In brief: Yes

There are other types of skin lesion that can be associated with lupus along with symptoms like joint pain.
"Butterfly rash" can also be seen in other types of immunological diseases.
Dr. Omobola Oji
Dr. Omobola Oji
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Dr. David Carl Houghton
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

Malar rash not needed for lupus diagnosis but a minimum number of other criteria must be present.
A rheumatologist can determine if you have lupus.

In brief: Yes

Malar rash not needed for lupus diagnosis but a minimum number of other criteria must be present.
A rheumatologist can determine if you have lupus.
Dr. David Carl Houghton
Dr. David Carl Houghton
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