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Crohns And Butterfly Rash
My ANA IFA came positive with Homogeneous pattern and 1:80H, no butterfly rash but I had some itching & rashes on neck, now gone after 6 day medication?
See test explanation: It takes 4 of 11 criteria to diagnose Lupus. Positive ANA is your only one and not diagnostic because skin rash should be malar or discoid. Triamcinolone will treat many non-lupus rashes. For now don`t get worried. But get the pamphlet on Lupus from the Arthritis Foundation and keep it on hand if anything else develops. Repeating the test won`t add much information. ...Read more
My 16 yo daughter has had flares of swelling of hands , feet lips and rashes for the past 5 years . Ana 1 in 164, no butterfly rash. ?
Mystery disease: I presume you are already taking your daughter to a rheumatologist. Ask him to consider the possibility of spondylarthropathy and ask him test for hla-b27. ...Read more
I was told I was allergic to dairy years ago and when I ate cheese and icecream I would break out in itchy rashes which would go away after a couple days .. I recently was diagnosed with crohns and have not gad any dairy in the last 3 months but seem to s
Cut off: Theresa you were cut off so I don't know your Q. Cow's milk allergy triggers (among other sx) an immediate, itchy welts (hives) that last minutes to hours, but not days. It seems you had reintroduced cow's milk. Not aware of relation to Crohn's/IBD. Other food allergies can be related, tho (food induced protocolitis-but this is blood in stool of babies). Resubmit w more detail. ...Read more
After a Crohn's flare-up, she's having rashes and swelling (not always colocated) that moves around a lot between feet/legs and hands/arms.
Lupus: The butterfly rash is a skin rash that mostly affects african and american people. It is mainly associated with the autoimmune disorder, lupus. An autoimmune disease is condition where the body’s own defense system starts attacking body tissues that are healthy. In simple terms, “the body mistakes the healthy body tissues as invaders and starts attacking; causing pain, sun sensitivity, inflammation. ...Read more
Can you have a butterfly rash without being in a flare- I have the rash right now but feel fine, i hope this doesn't mean my organs are doing poorly?
No: It is one of eleven criteria to diagnose , but in itself it can be due to many less harmful things including normal reaction tossing. ...Read more