Butterfly Rash

Butterfly Rash

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  1.  Describe the clinical finding?
  2. What underlying diseases give rise to this condition?
  3. Name 4 diagnostic criteria for diagnosis of the condition.
  4. Write the modalities of treatment.

Answer Sheet:

  1.  Describe the clinical finding?
    C/F: This is a photograph showing Butterfly Rash,
  2. What underlying diseases give rise to this condition?
    Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
  3. Name 4 diagnostic criteria for diagnosis of the condition.
    a. Malar Rash
    b. Discoid Rash
    c. Serositis
    d. Oral ulcer
    e. Arthritis
    f. Photosensitivity
  4. Write the modalities of treatment.
    a. Avoid sun and UV light exposure
    b. Use of high factor sun blocks
    c. Intermittent analgesics.
    d. NSAIDs: In mild disease
    e. Short courses of oral corticosteroid for mild to moderate
    f. For severe : High dose corticosteroid
    g. Other immunosuppressive drugs
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