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Content updated on Nov 2, 2022

What is lupus miliaris disseminatus faciei?

Lupus miliaris disseminatus faciei is a rare inflammatory skin condition characterized by red-yellow or yellow-brown patches on the central face, particularly on and around the eyelids. The cause is unknown, but could be due to tuberculosis, foreign body reaction (particularly to zirconium) etc.

Symptoms of lupus miliaris disseminatus faciei

  • Skin redness or red bumpy rashes

  • Bumps containing pus

Questions your doctor may ask to check for lupus miliaris disseminatus faciei

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose lupus miliaris disseminatus faciei

  • Do you have red skin or red spots on the skin?

  • Do you have bumps on your skin with pus?

Treatment for lupus miliaris disseminatus faciei

Treatment includes medication to suprress the inflammation which may be taken orally or injected into the the affected areas of the skin.

View the symptoms of Lupus miliaris disseminatus faciei

  • Red skin

  • Pustule


  • Gosch M, Larrondo J. Lupus Miliaris Disseminatus Faciei. JAMA Dermatol. 2022 Mar 1;158(3):314. doi: 10.1001/jamadermatol.2021.5010. PMID: 35044421.

  • Manganoni AM, Farisoglio C, Pavoni L, Chiudinelli M, Stillitano G, Ungari M, Calzavara-Pinton P. Lupus miliaris disseminatus faciei in a young male. G Ital Dermatol Venereol. 2019 Dec;154(6):714-716. doi: 10.23736/S0392-0488.17.05169-0. Epub 2015 Sep 8. PMID: 26349925.

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