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How can lupus cause sores and rashes?

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You may get coin-shaped sores and rashes (called discoid lupus). Or red, scaly patches or a red, ring-shaped rash, especially where your skin gets sun or other UV light.

The sores get worse without treatment. They usually don't itch or hurt, but they can cause scarring. If this happens on your scalp, you may get patches of permanent baldness.

From: How Lupus Affects Your Skin WebMD Medical Reference

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Brigham and Women's Hospital: "Lupus and the Skin."

Johns Hopkins Lupus Center: "Skin."

Lupus Foundation of America: "How does lupus affect the skin?"

S.L.E. Lupus Foundation: "Lupus and Your Skin."

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on June 01, 2018

SOURCES:

Brigham and Women's Hospital: "Lupus and the Skin."

Johns Hopkins Lupus Center: "Skin."

Lupus Foundation of America: "How does lupus affect the skin?"

S.L.E. Lupus Foundation: "Lupus and Your Skin."

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on June 01, 2018

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