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Is it a lupus rash or something else? It is called the lupus butterfly rash because of its butterfly-like shape and is typical in those suffering from SLE.

Is it a lupus rash or something else? It is called the lupus butterfly rash because of its butterfly-like shape and is typical in those suffering from SLE.

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http://blog.mollysfund.org/2012/11/the-lupus-butterfly-rash-or-malar-rash.html Lupus Butterfly Rash: Preventing Lupus Rashes #preventlupusrash #mollysfundfightinglupus #butterflyrash

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The butterfly rash of lupus is also called a "malar rash" because it occurs on the malar (cheek bone) areas of the face. It typically is red in color (erythematosus), spreads over the nose in the shape of a butterfly. It occurs because this is where ultraviolet light hits the face directly to cause the inflammation. Other rashes can look similar to the lupus butterfly rash to include steroid skin changes, acne rosacea, and seborrheic dermatitis. It requires a doctor’s evaluation to know for…

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