July 13, 2009

Learn More about Your Skin and Lupus

Lupus skin disease, called cutaneous lupus erythematosus, can occur in one of three forms:
  • chronic cutaneous (discoid) lupus erythematosus
  • subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus, and
  • acute cutaneous lupus erythematosus.
Skin disease in lupus can cause rashes or sores (lesions), most of which will appear on sun-exposed areas, such as your face, ears, neck, arms, and legs.

Did you know that approximately two-thirds of people with lupus will develop some type of skin disease?

Read more about how lupus can affect your skin.

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