Interesting post. I have never had the butterfly rash. The only rash I ever get is when any part of my body is cold, that part turns bright red and itchy. Yet, all the literature leads one to believe that the butterfly rash is an important part of the dx of lupus, along with the ANA bloodwork. The thing about lupus is, it's so variable and hard to pin down so I'm not surprised that 70% of people don't get the rash. What I don't understand is why they mention it so much in literature since only the minority get it?
SLE, SJS, vasculitic neuropathy, Degenerative Disc Disease, Chronic Autoimmune Urticaria