Re: Questions on rash
Pambyboo, I just went into the HSS (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