What autoimmune diseases cause a rash?
Rashes can be seen in many of the diseases we treat including scleroderma, vasculitis, lupus and dermatomyositis.
Many physicians and patients are aware of the classic malar (over cheeks and nose) rash seen in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE or lupus) that can be triggered by exposure to sunlight.
What does autoimmune rash look like?
Acute systemic lupus erythematosus is an autoimmune condition that often causes a characteristic, butterfly pattern rash on the face. The red to purple rash appears across the cheeks and over the bridge of the nose. This malar rash, as it is called, may be blotchy or completely cover the face.
Can immune system cause skin problems?
Usually the immune system reaction protects the body and aids healing. However, sometimes an immune system reaction is misdirected at healthy tissues and causes intense inflammation and damage. Skin can be involved in a variety of immune system reactions, many of which cause rashes.
Can autoimmune disease make you itch?
Pruritus in Autoimmune and Inflammatory Dermatoses. Pruritus in autoimmune and inflammatory dermatoses is a common symptom that can be severe and affect the quality of life of patients. In some diseases, pruritus is related to disorders activity and severity or may occur independent of the disease.