If your face gets scaly red patches, you should check with your doctor who will examine whether the rashes are caused by SLE or exposure to sun.
Exposure to sun can often lead to SLE, so make no mistake and see a doctor as quickly as possible. Experts say that persons having sensitive skin should expose their face and other visible parts like arms and upper part of chest to the sunlight (especially UV rays), as it is typically a factor promoting outbreaks of the disease.
It is typically a facial rash, unlike discoid which can appear on any part of the body. Also called butterfly rash, Malar rash is usually scaly, purplish and dark red. The rash covers cheeks and the bridge of the nose.
Kidney infection, which may be caused by several other abnormalities and problems, can also lead to SLE in a human body. When a kidney is infected, the person suffering from it can experience loss of more than 0.5 grams of protein per day in their urine. It is something that should raise your eyebrows and an immediate check up should be performed on the patient.
If you find erosions or ulcers of the oral mucosa in a human body, you should know that the patient needs an immediate medical check up.
Patients suspected of being affected by SLE usually feel joint pain and joint effusion. Since blood gets unusual antibodies, the bones and joints are automatically hurt.
Central nervous system gets infected and the person suspected of having SLE may experience seizures and epileptic.
Another way diagnose SLE in a person is to check for hematological symptoms like Hemolytic anemia, Thrombocytopenia with platelet count below 100,000, and Lymphopenia with lymphocyte counts below 1500 per mm3.