Lupus Rash Pictures

Many people that have lupus develop skin rashes. These rashes can be important in diagnosing this disease. The rash that appears is a butterfly-shaped rash called a malar rash which covers the cheeks and bridge of the nose.

Fast Facts:

  • Sunlight can make the rash worse.
  • The malar rash of lupus is red or purplish and mildly scaly.
  • Malar rash is treated with systemic corticosteroids (prednisone).