Lupus Rash

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Lupus rash is red or purplish and mildly scaly, appearing on the face (butterfly or malar rash) and symmetrically on the arms, fingers, or legs.

Current as ofJune 10, 2018

Author: Healthwise Staff
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Brian O'Brien, MD, FRCPC - Internal Medicine
Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Nancy Ann Shadick, MD, MPH - Rheumatology

Is it an emergency?

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