Malar rash

Called also butterfly rash because of the butterfly shape and contour on the face. It is a face rash which is red or purplish and just a little scaly. It is not found on nasolabial folds on the face which makes give its characteristic contour, but is found on the bridge of the nose. It is may be seen in systemic lupus erythematosus but it is not pathognomonic. It is also found in pellagra, dermatomyositis and Bloom syndrome.

 

                                               


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