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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. 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


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Does lupus cause you to get rashes and sores on your skin?

Does lupus cause you to get rashes and sores on your skin?

Yes: People with lupus can have a variety of cutaneous manifestations. There are many rashes from lupus but people with lupus can also get rashes that are not from lupus. You need a dermatology evaluation because different rashes need different therapies. If the rash is from lupus that needs direct attention. There are topical, oral and injection therapies and specific rashes need specific rx. ...Read more

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What can I do to deal with rashes from lupus? Are there any good remedies for skin rashes caused by lupus?

What can I do to deal with rashes from lupus? Are there any good remedies for skin rashes caused by lupus?

Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine): Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) 200 to 400 mg daily is often effective in treating and preventing lupus skin rash. Ask your doctor about the potential side effects and benefits. ...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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I have lupus & very sensitive skin what kind of sunscreen or block do you recommend or what other things should I do to prevent skin rashes?

See below: The recent consumer reports had an excellent article about the best rated sunscreens on the market. The key is reapply frequently and avoid sun exposure during the peak hours during the day. ...Read more

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How to know if I have lupus without a skin rash?

How to know if I have lupus without a skin rash?

Many symptoms: The classic malar (butterfly facial rash)rash is not present for a large percentage of patients with lupus.Other symptoms can include fevers, swollen joints, fatigue, confusion, chest pain, muscle pain or weakness, and many others.The only way to know is to see a board certified rheumatologist who can make the diagnosis based on lab tests, symptoms, physical exam, and history.See a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What are the signs of lupus without a skin rash?

See details: http://www.lupus.org/answers/entry/lupus-diagnostic-criteria The above link lists the diagnostic criteria. ...Read more

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She discontained her medication for lupus alone & there is rash &itching appear on her skin .Is she can starta medication again with the same dose?

She discontained her medication  for lupus alone & there is rash &itching appear on her skin .Is she can starta medication again with the same dose?

Questions: It is not clear why the patient stopped their medication. Talk to your rheumatologist about what happened and see what he or she says. ...Read more

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Can you do a skin biopsy for lupus with no rash and it be positive for lupus?

Can you do a skin biopsy for lupus with no rash and it be positive for lupus?

Possible: Would require getting a location that has the characteristics of lupus on examination. Not sure of the odds, but it would be possible. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroid. I have a skin rash on my hand and the top of my leg. My liver enzymes were high. Could it be lupus?

I have hypothyroid. I have a skin rash on my hand and the top of my leg. My liver enzymes were high. Could it be lupus?

Need more: A diagnosis of lupus requires way more testing than this. This would be an unusual location for a lupus skin rash. ...Read more

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Would a skin biopsy for lupus still come up positive, even without a malar rash?

Would a skin biopsy for lupus still come up positive, even without a malar rash?

It can: There are many types of rash that can be seen in lupus. While the mal;ar or butterfly rash is the most common there are other lesions including the discoid rash of lupus. Many other rashes are also described as being seen in lupus. Even normal appearing skin can be positive for lupus using special stains and techniques. ...Read more

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Any tests that can be done to diagnose lupus when skin rash not active? ANA historically negative. Had biopsy sugg. of early conn. tissue disease.

Any tests that can be done to diagnose lupus when skin rash not active? ANA historically negative. Had biopsy sugg. of early conn. tissue disease.

SLE diagnosis. : The diagnosis of lupus is really clinical, supported by consistent blood test findings. That being said, relevant blood testing for lupus includes ESR, cRP, ANA, dsDNA and anti-Sm. ...Read more

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Hi i have a skin rash my doctor said it was scabies. Didnt do any test but im wondering if they have it wrong as i have lupus maybe it could just be a flare up?

Hi i have a skin rash my doctor said it was scabies. Didnt do any test but im wondering if they have it wrong as i have lupus maybe it could just be a flare up?

Different appearance: The rash of scabies usually differs greatly in appearance and symptoms. The confusion would be unlikely, but if in doubt, seek a second opinion. ...Read more

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Pos ana-- lupus symptoms but more celiac with bloating, blister like skin rash.. What should I do? Tests?

What has been done: To answer your physician needs to know what has been done. The questions you ask can be clarified by your laboratory studies. Because a positive ANA is a beginning and as you ask more tests are necessary. You and your physician can best approach this by looking at what test you have now and what test you need later. ...Read more

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I have joint pain, edema, sun rash, headaches, fatigue. All lupus tests - except Ro/SS-A was +. My rheum. said a type of skin lupus. What kind is it?

I have joint pain, edema, sun rash, headaches, fatigue. All lupus tests - except Ro/SS-A was +. My rheum. said a type of skin lupus. What kind is it?

Lupus: May be lupus with only skin manifestations. Lupus can affect almost all organs but may affect only one or two organ systems. Tests may be normal and confusing at times. Specific expert specialist advise is necessary ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more