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What is the lupus "butterfly" rash?

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Malar Rash

The malar rash of lupus is red or purplish and mildly scaly.
Characteristically, it has the shape of a butterfly and involves the bridge of the nose.

In brief: Malar Rash

The malar rash of lupus is red or purplish and mildly scaly.
Characteristically, it has the shape of a butterfly and involves the bridge of the nose.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: Cheekbones rash

Systemic lupus erythematosus, sle, lupus, is an auto-immune disorder in which a person's immune system is reacting strongly against parts of his own body.
The inflammation caused by the immune system reaction (hypersensitivity reaction) leads to the lupus symptoms, including the butterfly rash (malar rash). The rash is more likely to occur, and seems to worsen, after exposure to sunlight.

In brief: Cheekbones rash

Systemic lupus erythematosus, sle, lupus, is an auto-immune disorder in which a person's immune system is reacting strongly against parts of his own body.
The inflammation caused by the immune system reaction (hypersensitivity reaction) leads to the lupus symptoms, including the butterfly rash (malar rash). The rash is more likely to occur, and seems to worsen, after exposure to sunlight.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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