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Lupus and its variants can mimic rosacea. One rosacean reported that an initial diagnosis of rosacea turned out to be Discoid Lupus. Lupus can also be a co-existing condition

Check out this Mayo Clinic Image of Lupus and how it looks like rosacea.

Other Lupus Images by DermIS

Some of the types of Lupus to consider in a differential diagnosis:

Lupus chronic

Lupus Erythematosus, Acute

Lupus SLE

Lupus Subacute

Lupus Subcutaneous

Lupus vulgaris

Lupus miliaris disseminatus faciei [1]

Subacute Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus SCLE

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

End Notes

[1] Dermatology. 2003;206(2):120-3.
Lupus miliaris disseminatus faciei: a distinctive rosacea-like syndrome and not a granulomatous form of rosacea.
van de Scheur MR, van der Waal RI, Starink TM.

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