Butterfly Rash

A “butterfly rash” is a skin rash over the nose and both cheeks, giving a facial rash in the shape of a butterfly with its wings open. This type of nose-and-cheeks rash is well-known as a hallmark symptom of Lupus (SLE), but there are actually various other ...

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Some of the simpler causes of an apparent butterfly rash or other nose-and-cheeks rash include:

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Differential Diagnosis of Butterfly Rash

Ophthalmic shingles: Symptoms can include:

  • a rash over your forehead, nose and around your eye

Source: NHS Choices UK1 ...

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Causes List for Butterfly Rash

Possible causes of Butterfly Rash (or similar symptoms) may include:2

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Similar Symptoms

Is it really a butterfly rash? Nose and both cheeks affected? Does it affect other areas? Consider whether any of these descriptions would be more accurate:

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  1. Source: NHS Choices UK: nhs.uk/ conditions/ Shingles/ 
  2. Source: Algorithmically Generated List

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