Re: Questions on rash
Pambyboo, I just went into the *** (Hosp. for Special Surgery) site, the one cited in the first "sticky post" at the top of the Board, which the moderators permitted to be put up.
Wow. A LOT of info there on all aspects of lupus. I looked in two places:
(1) the middle of the home page, a yellow panel, where there's a link for an article on Skin in lupus article (one of the best I've ever seen, with many rashes described that go beyond malar, DLE & SCLE); and
(2) on left of panel, I "drilled down" from into Rheumatology, then further down into lupus. There's a ton of articles on skin, CNS manifestations, kidney---everything.
BUT---none of the skin info I just read says that a malar rash HAS TO BE photosensitive. Malar rash is only one of the four criteria dealing with skin, and "photosensitivity" is a separate criteria entirely within the "skin" category.
Hmmmmmmmm....? Very confusing. If I find anything else, I'll post again. I understand how frustrated you must be, having been there myself for many moons. Best wishes, Vee