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I have recurring flares of rashes, joint pain, muscle aches, debilitating fatigue, dizziness. I have photosensitity and one episode of my WBC at 2.0 years back. My ANA is 6:40. I'm on plaquenil. Why are all my other antibodies neg for lupus?

I have  recurring flares of  rashes, joint pain, muscle aches, debilitating fatigue, dizziness. I have photosensitity and one episode of my WBC at 2.0 years back.  My ANA is 6:40.  I'm on plaquenil. Why are all my other antibodies neg for lupus?

Maybe SLE maybe not.: Diagnosis of rheumatologic disease is generally based on symptoms with support from lab. Sounds like you have a rheumatologic disease and are being treated with a rheumatologic agent perhaps by a rheumatologist. They can explain your particular situation better, but suffice it to say tests are not always right and a single test does not generally make or break a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

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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Time to time I get itchy rashes around my joints. I can go a year without it happening. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) helps it to go away. Any ideas what could cause this?

Time to time I get itchy rashes around my joints. I can go a year without it happening. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) helps it to go away. Any ideas what could cause this?

Depends: This could be a reaction to a soap or laundry detergent. You may want to avoid TIDE and ALL. this could also be a sign of arthritis if you have the rash and joint pain at the same time. . Next time you get this rash you should see your medical provider. ...Read more

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+ana, postive 320 and anti ribosomal p antibodies. All other labwork is normal. Symptoms are photosenstivity, livedo reticularis, mouth sores.....?

+ana, postive 320 and anti ribosomal p antibodies. All other labwork is normal. Symptoms are photosenstivity, livedo reticularis, mouth sores.....?

See allergist and dermatologist: Your symptoms and clinical picture suggests to different diagnosis as -either simple allergic condition ,or connective tissue disease,lupus erythrommatosus .You should be further investigated as blood test and may be skin biopsy may give clue to diagnosis .Avoid sun exposure ,taking anti allergic medication and steroids may help .Consult the dermatologist ...Read more

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What can cause a rash, achy joints, and lethargy in an otherwise active, healthy (5'7", 135lb) 16 year old female?

What can cause a rash, achy joints, and lethargy in an otherwise active, healthy (5'7", 135lb) 16 year old female?

Viral infection. . .: An otherwise normal, healthy young person can get rash + joint aches + tiredness from problems such as: viral infections (including those caused by certain bug bites), allergic reactions, auto-immune conditions (like juvenile arthritis), and a few other disorders. It is time to see the primary care doctor, who can evaluate and help with the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What can cause a red rash on palms, joint pain and stiffness?

What can cause a red rash on palms, joint pain and stiffness?

Rash: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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I am taking Plaquinel for skin lupus. Will I be able to be in the sun okay? Or will it still cause hives, rash, joint pain, exhaustion? Thanks

I am taking Plaquinel for skin lupus. Will I be able to be in the sun okay? Or will it still cause hives, rash, joint pain, exhaustion? Thanks

Sun is dangerous: however, there is nothing special about the plaquinel that I am aware of. Protect your skin, wear a broad brim hat, cover your skin, to prevent skin cancer and early aging. You can get all the effects you asked about, but relating it to the sun would be unpredictable in my opinion ...Read more

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Question is 4 my wife: she suffers chronic joint pain and swelling 15 days a month. All nsaids cause severe rash. Plz list all tests 4 lupus n arthrit?

Question is 4 my wife: she suffers chronic joint pain and swelling 15 days a month. All nsaids cause severe rash. Plz list all tests 4 lupus n arthrit?

See Rheumatologist: Your wife needs work up for autoimmune diseases. Sle will have other diagnosis features usually ANA positive and dsdna positive. ...Read more

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Firstly I had a reaction to deoderant which caused a dermatitis like rash in my armpits then followed a few weeks later by what was thought to be burstitis of my elbow, but after it healed all my joints seem to crack constantly and sometimes dull aches in

Firstly I had a reaction to deoderant which caused a dermatitis like rash in my armpits then followed a few weeks later by what was thought to be burstitis of my elbow, but after it healed all my joints seem to crack constantly and sometimes dull aches in

Rheumatology: While it is possible you might have had a reaction to your deodorant; the presence of a rash, pain and swelling in the joints can also suggest a possible rheumatologist condition, such as lupus for example. So if it does not clear up quickly, you might benefit from a rheumatologist workup. ...Read more

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What is something that can cause a red rash on palms, joint pain and stiffness in the hands?

What is something that can cause a red rash on palms, joint pain and stiffness in the hands?

Multiple things: Red rash on palms along with joint pain and stiffness could be due to multiple disorders-you should see a rheumatologist. Keratoderma blennorrhagica, a rash on the palms and soles of the feet, is seen with reactive arthritis. This arthritis is typically associated with eye pain and pain urinating. It can be associated with HIV infection. Chlamydia can also cause rash on palm with hand arthritis. ...Read more

Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more