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Lesions on the face of a 48-year-old male patient with chronic cutaneous lupus erythematosus. Lupus is an auto-immune disease that can affect any part of the body. The symptoms include high temperature, fatigue, depression, red facial rash, skin lesions, breathing difficulties, arrhythmia, heart failure, swelling of the kidneys, sensitivity to the sun, muscle pain and swelling of the joints.
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