Re: Just want a little info...
Lynn, There are *multiple* rashes associated with lupus & its "subsets". In each group, a particular rash predominates, but a person is actually "eligible" for the other lupus rashes, too.
e.g., someone with SLE will be much more prone to the malar rash (if any rash at all appears). But that person is also "eligible" for subacute cutaneous and discoid lesions as well.
In addition to the various lupus rashes, other skin problems are common in lupus patients, like hives, hair loss, mouth ulcers, black & blue marks, etc. To read more, click the "Resources" tab above; go into MedLinePlus; then into Rheumatology; then into lupus.
Also, look at the "sticky post" about test results, at the top of this Board. The source mentioned has a huge amount of lupus info, including some very clearly written skin info.
Only a skin biopsy would provide conclusive info, as so many rashes look alike to the naked eye. Have you ever had your rashes evaluated by a dermie, and biopsied?
Hope this gets you a step or two further along in your thinking! Best wishes, Vee