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A violaceous to dusky erythematous rash, with or without edema, in a symmetric distribution involving periorbital skin. It is a common cutaneous manifestation of dermatomyositis and is also noted in about 5% of cases of systemic lupus erythematosus.
A faint purple or pink-purple skin color; e.g., the color of rashes seen in patients with dermatomyositis.