11 Symptoms Used to Diagnose Lupus
A persistent rash across the cheeks and nose, in the general shape of a butterfly, is "very characteristic" of lupus, says Dr. Gary Gilkeson, MD, a professor of medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.
While about 30% of lupus patients typically get this rash, it can also be due to rosacea or other skin conditions, and this symptom alone is not enough to make a diagnosis of lupus.
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