Is this a "butterfly rash?" Please see the attached picture. It comes and goes, but it's there most of the time. It also usually feels warm to the touch, but it's not raised or scaly... It's flat against my skin. It's also not Rosacea as I regularly see a dermatologist, and it does not look/feel like Rosacea. I was recently tested for Lupus and some of my bloodwork was abnormal. My ANA was slightly high and the pattern was homogeneous. PHOSPHATIDYLSERINE AB (IGG) was high as well. I also have symptoms such as chronic pleurisy, achey joints and muscles, extreme fatigue, random low-grade fevers, headaches, poor memory, and (rarely) raised, patchy red rashes on my elbows, knees, and Achilles tendon areas. They last for about a week or so then go away leaving an ugly purple scar. I was also diagnosed with Celiac disease over 5 years ago, and I am on a very strict gluten-free diet. My dermatologist confirmed my rashes are NOT Celiac-related. I am waiting to see a Rheumatologist in February, and I am just nervous... But I want to see what some of you who have actually been diagnosed with Lupus think if the redness on my face in the picture. Thanks for your help!
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