butterfly rash

butterfly rash
a rash formed by a skin eruption across the nose and adjacent areas of the cheeks, as in systemic lupus erythematosus, seborrheic dermatitis, and rosacea. Called also butterfly.

Butterfly rash in systemic lupus erythematosus.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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