Re: Face Rash
There are rashes that look similar to ACLE = acute cutaneous LE = the rash associated with systemic lupus. Rosacea is one I know of.
Like Barbara H. just said, the rash associated with lupus is just one of 11 symptoms/criteria, and you have to have 4 in your medical history to be Dx'ed with lupus. So if you have a facial rash + some other things going on---things that occur frequently in lupus---that would add a lot of weight to a dr's opinion about the rash. And he/she should start looking quite a bit further than your face, I might add...
There's a "sticky post" at the beginning of the board listing the 11 standard criteria drs. use to Dx lupus.
If you use your broswer to look up "ACLE rash", you'd find articles describing the appearance, etc. plus pictures.
Take care, Postie. Best wishes, Vee