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Doctor insights on: Can Lupus Erythematosis Be Misdiagnosed For Polymorphous Light Eruption

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What is worse lupus erythematosus or polymorthic light eruption?

What is worse lupus erythematosus or polymorthic light eruption?

Lupus: Lupus can be associated with internal problems including problems with the kidneys, sores in the mouth, hair loss and other issues. Pmle involves the skin only and resolves relatively easily with topical steroid use and can be controlled with sunscreen use. Lupus can progress over time and should be monitored closely by a physician for signs of progression. ...Read more

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Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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What is difference between lupus erythematosus and polymorthic light eruption?

Autoimmune : Lupus is an autoimmune condition in which antibodies are made against your own body. Sun can trigger a flareup of rashes associated with lupus. Pmle on the otherhand is a variable rash on sun exposed areas such as the arms and chest that occurs early in the sunny season of the year. This does not have autoantibodies associated with it. These can be distinguished via blood work and a skin biopsy. ...Read more

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Hello, I have polymorphous light eruption and was wondering if i take Claritin (loratadine) daily if that would be unhealthy on my body to prevent an outbreak?

Hello, I have polymorphous light eruption and was wondering if i take Claritin (loratadine) daily if that would be unhealthy on my body to prevent an outbreak?

No, but: Daily Claritin (loratadine) should be safe to take, but i don't know if it would help ple; this is a type IV reaction, usually, which does not involve histamine release. ...Read more

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What is the best antihistamine for polymorphous light eruption?

What is the best antihistamine for polymorphous light eruption?

PMLE: If your pmle is severe, your dermatologist may recomend one of the following: short course of oral steroids e.g. To cover a summer holiday. Polypodium leucotomas (heliocare™) beta carotene. Hydroxychloroquine. Uvb or puva - a special form of ultraviolet treatment for several weeks in early spring. Antihistamines: oral antihistamines like Diphenhydramine (bendaryl®) have been used to treat hives an. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism and now I have polymorphous light eruption and i've been told the 2 can be linked i'd like th know how they are?

I have hypothyroidism and now I have polymorphous  light eruption  and i've been  told the 2 can be linked i'd like th know how they are?

Both autoimmune?: I found one article (indian journal of dermatology 76:6, nov-dec 2010, pp. 704-5) reporting that patients who have pmle in guntur (a city in central india) are 3 times more likely to have hypothyroidism than those who don't. They speculated that the immune dysfunction that causes pmle may also be causing antibody generation in thyroid disease. Clearly, more research is needed. ...Read more

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Why is the butterfly rash in systemic lupus erythematosus?

Why is the butterfly rash in systemic lupus erythematosus?

Thin skin: Thin area around the nose/cheeks is very sensitive to sun and the first to show sle signs. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with ra. Recently, I have been showing the symptoms of lupus. Minus the butterfly rash. Is it possible that i was misdiagnosed?

I was diagnosed with ra. Recently, I have been showing the symptoms of lupus. Minus the butterfly rash. Is it possible that i was misdiagnosed?

RA and LUPUS: Ra is a crippling collagen disease and also related to lupus. The two kinds of lupus are discoid (localized) and systemic. The sx are similar but it depends on the organ involved. Both give positive results in the blood, RA positive and le positive. ...Read more

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Malaria as a child now diagnosed Discoid lupus erythematosus, Rash in ears and behind Started 2 weeks steroid cream why are Anti-malaria Drugs used ?

Hydroxychloroquine : There is no association between your past history of malaria and recent diagnosis of discoid lupus. Hydroxychloroquine and similar medication has the additional benefits of being anti-rheumatic medication as well as anti-malarial. Best wishes ...Read more