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Discoid Lupus Picture

The round or disk shaped (discoid) rash of lupus produces red, raised patches with scales. The pores (hair follicles) may be plugged. Scarring often occurs in older lesions.

Butterfly Rash

The so-called "butterfly" rash of lupus is typical. It is erythematous, and extends in butterfly fashion over both sides of the face. It is not seen so often nowadays, since physicians are quick to prescribe systemic steroids. The rash is made worse by exposure to sunlight."

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