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Can lupus cause a skin pigmentation disorder?
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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Family Medicine
In brief: Yes
There are several different kinds of lupus.
Classic lupus often presents with a butterfly rash across the nose and cheeks. Cutaneous lupus may present with a number of different skin lesions. Alopecia (hair loss) may also occur with lupus.

In brief: Yes
There are several different kinds of lupus.
Classic lupus often presents with a butterfly rash across the nose and cheeks. Cutaneous lupus may present with a number of different skin lesions. Alopecia (hair loss) may also occur with lupus.
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
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Dr. Karen Han
Dermatology
In brief: Sometimes...
We generally talk about lupus in 2 categories: systemic and cutaneous (localized in skin).
A subtype of cutaneous lupus called discoid lupus can cause dyspigmentation and scars in the areas of involvement. Unfortunately, when chronic, the dyspigmentation becomes more or less permanent. Systemic lupus can be associated with other autoimmune disorders such as vitiligo (depigmentation disorder).

In brief: Sometimes...
We generally talk about lupus in 2 categories: systemic and cutaneous (localized in skin).
A subtype of cutaneous lupus called discoid lupus can cause dyspigmentation and scars in the areas of involvement. Unfortunately, when chronic, the dyspigmentation becomes more or less permanent. Systemic lupus can be associated with other autoimmune disorders such as vitiligo (depigmentation disorder).
Dr. Karen Han
Dr. Karen Han
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