Stay out of the sun with this disease

OFTEN the distribution of the rash helps with correct diagnosis.

This rash looks like psoriasis on the upper back, but lesions were also seen on the face, neck and extensor surfaces of the forearms, i.e. in sun-exposed areas. Psoriasis however is usually helped by day-to-day sun exposure. This rash was discoid lupus erythematosus, part of the lupus erythematosus spectrum. It is towards the benign end in that there is usually only skin involvement and no systemic features. Lupus antibodies are usually negative. However, this