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Is a rash on chest symptom of lupus?

Hi, for years i have had a rash on my chest area.always had problems with my asthma, a couple years ago diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and have bony nodules on both elbows and fore arm so it makes sense with the dx.However this rash hasnt went away and its worse in the sun.My brother isnt doing well and has been recntly diagnosed ith lupus,Is it possible that i could have lupus or no
Tue, 1 Apr 2014
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it is unlikely that lupus can cause only rash on chest. But still as you have rash which is worse in sun, I advise you to discuss with your physician regarding these rashes.
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Is a rash on chest symptom of lupus?

Hi it is unlikely that lupus can cause only rash on chest. But still as you have rash which is worse in sun, I advise you to discuss with your physician regarding these rashes. regards