What is lupus?
What causes lupus?
Lupus is an autoimmune disease; therefore, the body attacks itself. Lupus can flare with any trigger to the immune system such as: sunlight, UV light, infection, medicines, stress, surgery, or a serious injury.
What are the signs and symptoms of
cutaneous (skin) lupus?
Lupus can appear on the face as a red/pink butterfly rash, sore on the mouth or nose, scaly patch on the face, or rash on the back. Lupus flares can look similar to a sunburn.
Who is at risk for skin lupus?
Cutaneous (skin) lupus is most common in females 20-50 years of age.
Is lupus related to cancer?
How is lupus diagnosed?
Lupus can be diagnosed with a skin biopsy and bloodwork.