Lupus In Color
11th Annual Flight of the Butterflies
Spreading Lupus Awareness One Butterfly at a time
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May 17- Lupus Fact
Chilblain lupus is an uncommon type of lupus that causes red or purplish skin sores. These sores are chilblains. People develop chilblains after exposure to cold or wet environments.
Chilblains (CHILL-blayns) are the painful inflammation of small blood vessels in your skin that occur in response to repeated exposure to cold but not freezing air. Also known as pernio, chilblains can cause itching, red patches, swelling and blistering on your hands and feet. If that happens, you may develop ulcers and infections. Besides being painful, infections are potentially life-threatening if left untreated.
Signs and symptoms of chilblains may include:
Small, itchy red areas on your skin, often on your feet or hands
Possible blistering or skin ulcers
Swelling of your skin
Burning sensation on your skin
Changes in skin color from red to dark blue, accompanied by pain
People with Raynaud’s disease are more susceptible to chilblains. Either condition can result in sores, but Raynaud’s causes different types of color changes on the skin.
Lupus is the most common autoimmune disorder associated with chilblains.
This is your seventeenth Butterfly of Hope.
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