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can chronic eczema be a sign of lupus, especially with a family history of lupus?

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Dr. Shabbir Hossain
15 years experience Internal Medicine
More than rash: Lupus is a multisystem disease that may include a rash. Family history is quite important. Diagnosis involves a thorough physical exam and blood work.
Answered on Jul 20, 2012
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
No!: Eczema is not associated with lupus. In my practice I have many patients with psoriasis & eczema with positive anas.They do not have arthritis, and clearly not lupus or related disease. On the other hand, both eczema and psoriasis affect 10% of the population. With that, one would think that 10% of sle patients have these skin diseases, but though common, just by chance, but they are not related.
Answered on Nov 27, 2019
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
No.: They are two unrelated diseases. Eczema is quite common so the combination would not be unusual!
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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No: There is no evidence linking the two issues.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: There numerous causes of facial rash and lupus is actually one of the least common. See a dermatologist.
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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No: The two issues are unrelated.

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