Possible Causes for Lupus like Butterfly Rash in USA

  • Pellagra
    Lupus-like Butterfly Rash

    Pellagra is a systemic disease caused by a deficiency in the B vitamin niacin (also known as vitamin B3 or nicotinic acid). However, it can also be brought about by poorly-balanced intake of amino acids. Pellagra is characterized by the classical symptoms of dermatitis, diarrhea and dementia. Pellagra is characterized…[1]

  • Childhood Dermatomyositis
    Lupus-like Butterfly Rash

    Juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM) is an idiopathic inflammatory myopathy (IMM) of presumed autoimmune dysfunction resulting in muscle weakness among other complications. It manifests itself in children; it is the pediatric counterpart of dermatomyositis. In JDM, the body's immune system attacks blood vessels throughout…[2]

  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
    Lupus Nephritis Lupus Cerebritis Lupus-like Butterfly Rash

    Systemic lupus erythematosus, abbreviated as SLE, is an autoimmune disease which primarily strikes women. Majority of the individuals with SLE experience joint pain, accompanied by swelling. Arthritis is also a common complaint. In addition to these, individuals also experience pain in chest, hair loss, and development of…[3]

  • Dermatomyositis
    Lupus Erythematosus Lupus-like Butterfly Rash

    Dermatomyositis is an inflammatory disease, marked by muscle weakness and characteristic cutaneous findings of unknown etiology. The skin disease itself is often the first sign of dermatomyositis and considered to be the main manifestation in about 40 percent of affected people. Common skin findings may include: …[4]

  • Discoid Lupus Erythematosus
    Lupus-like Butterfly Rash

    Discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE) is a chronic autoimmune skin condition characterized by erythematous lesions with scaly and crusty appearances. Discoid lupus erythematosus can be categorized into localized, generalized, and childhood DLE. Most patients with discoid lupus erythematosus are asymptomatic, however,…[5]

  • Rheumatic Fever
    Lupus Erythematosus

    Rheumatic fever is a systemic inflammatory disease that may develop as a delayed reaction to an infection with group A beta-hemolytic streptococci. It is most often seen in children and young adults. Rheumatic fever does not present with specific signs and symptoms. There is sudden onset of fever, joint pain,…[6]

  • Serum Sickness
    Lupus Erythematosus

    When first exposed to drugs containing proteins of other species, individuals showcase the signs and symptoms after about 7 – 10 days. When exposed for the second time, the symptoms appear pretty fast within 1 – 4 days. The signs and symptoms of serum sickness include the following: Fever accompanied by body…[7]

  • Scleroderma
    Lupus Erythematosus

    Scleroderma is a chronic disease that affects the skin along with many organ systems. Scleroderma involves multiple systems. Limited cutaneous systemic sclerosis was earlier described as the CREST syndrome which included calcinosis, Raynaud phenomenon, esophageal dysmotility, sclerodactyly and telangiectasis.…[8]

  • Polyarteritis Nodosa
    Lupus Erythematosus

    Polyarteritis nodosa refers to the condition resulting from inflammation of small and medium-sized arteries. It may affect many organs and can be life threatening in some cases. PAN has mulitsystem involvement and progresses within few weeks to months. It may affect a single organ or lead to visceral failure.…[9]

  • Viral Meningitis
    Lupus Cerebritis

    Viral meningitis, as the name suggests, is a viral disease that causes inflammation of the meninges which are essentially membranes that cover the brain and the spinal cord. Individuals with poor immune system are more prone to develop viral infections. The symptoms of viral meningitis often mimic those of bacterial…[10]

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  1. Pellagra, Symptoma
  2. Wikipedia: Juvenile dermatomyositis, CC-BY-SA-3.0
  3. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Symptoma
  4. Dermatomyositis, Symptoma
  5. Discoid Lupus Erythematosus, Symptoma
  6. Rheumatic Fever, Symptoma
  7. Serum Sickness, Symptoma
  8. Scleroderma, Symptoma
  9. Polyarteritis Nodosa, Symptoma
  10. Viral Meningitis, Symptoma