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malar rashbutterfly rash or facial vasculitis characteristic of autoimmune disease, e.g. systemic lupus erythematosus
pertaining to mala. See also zygomatic, jugal.
abscessation at the root of the carnassial tooth (upper fourth premolar in dogs and upper third in cats) may give rise to an inflammatory reaction, then a fistula on the face, below the eye. Called also carnassial abscess, facial abscess, facial sinus. Less often, abscessation of the roots of the lower carnassial tooth (first molar in dogs and in cats) can drain through the skin over the mandible or into the mouth.
dogs with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) sometimes develop a symmetric scaling erythematous lesion over the nose which resembles the change seen in humans with SLE.