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is purple mottled skin a symptom of lupus

A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
28 years experience Rheumatology
Look : into other causes like folliculitis.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Check for lupus: You describe joint stiffness & swelling which indicate joint inflammation (arthritis), not just joint pain (arthralgia). This coupled with the ski ... Read More
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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Exam and testing: Your symptoms are highly suggestive of an autoimmune disease, lupus or lupus like and timely evaluation is highly recommended. You can start with your ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience Rheumatology
There are: There are a variety of rashes associated with plaquenil--chronic use can sometimes cause a grey-brown undertone but photosensitive rashes can occur as ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
25 years experience Ophthalmology
You may be onto: something as the most common cause of itching can be iron deficiency anemia. However, without more info, this is only speculative. We need your medica ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: The majority of cases of livedo have no underlying cause.
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. William m Simpson
48 years experience Family Medicine
Sneddon not likely: Often a family history of livedo r. and stroke if Sneddon. Antiphospholipid antibody may be positive if Sneddon, so if concerned this might be checked ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to say: The information provided is too vague & the issues unexplained. Iron deficiency is rather common but has not direct link to purple legs. Auto-immu ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirk Charles
21 years experience Vascular Surgery
Maybe : unusual for someone your age to have poor circulation. However with inflammatory conditions circulation can be limited. If you have documented blockag ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: Rosacea is not a manifestation of lupus. It is simply a skin disease that can be confused with the rash of lupus but is totally unrelated.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
Suggest DoingYourOwn: research, e.g. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ehlers-Danlos_syndrome & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Livedo_reticularis for starters & consider t ... Read More
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