The butterfly rash and the malar flush. What diseases do these signs reflect?

  • S Dreizen
  • Published 1991 in Postgraduate medicine


The butterfly rash and malar flush are common facial manifestations of several disorders. Systemic lupus erythematosus may produce a transient rash before any other signs. In pellagra, symmetric keratotic areas on the face are always accompanied by lesions elsewhere on the body. Erysipelas produces brawny, fiery red facial lesions, and scarlet fever causes… (More)


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