Dermatology Aspects

Dermatology Aspects

ISSN 2053-5309
Letter to the Editor

Butterfly rash mimicking sunburn erythema

Yuji Koike1*, Yukako Yokouchi1 and Yoshiyuki Chiba2

*Correspondence: Yuji Koike

1. Department of Pediatrics, Disaster Medical Center, 3256 Midori-cho, Tachikawa, Tokyo, Japan.

Author Affiliations

2. Department of Dermatology, Disaster Medical Center, Tokyo, Japan.


The clinical manifestation of childhood systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is similar to that of adult SLE; however, the former tends to be more severe and more aggressive than the latter. The prevalence of malar rash in SLE patients was reported to be 50% to 60%, and the rash may sometimes mimic sunburn erythema, as in our patient; thus, the underlying disease may be misdiagnosed in certain cases.

Keywords: Childhood, complement, C-reactive protein, malar rash, systemic lupus erythematosus

ISSN 2053-5309
Volume 2
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