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What is chronic cutaneous lupus erthremyphosis

What is chronic cutaneous lupus erthremyphosis

See: Subacute cutaneous lupus is a subtype of lupus that can have a lupus and be associated with positive antibodies for sjogren's as well as thyroid disease. Rarely, does it ever transition to systemic lupus. Hope that helps. ...Read more

Cutaneous (Definition)

Skin is the largest and one of most complex organs of body. 3 layers: epidermis (outer), dermis (main part) and subcutaneous layers covers entire body, contains many specialized cells, maintains body temp, gathers sensory info from the outer world, has extremely important immune functions. It can give crucial clues as to what is internal. Dermatology and plastic surgery are ...Read more


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What are the tests for subacute cutaneous lupus?

Biopsy, blood test: Rashes are not always easy to diagnose. Simple acne or severe plaque psoriasis may not require further tests to diagnose the condition. In scle, the rash may require a biopsy which is the very best test. Blood tests may reveal a positive antinuclear antibody (ANA) and a positive ssa antibody. ...Read more

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What tests tell if you have subacute cutaneous lupus?

What tests tell if you have subacute cutaneous lupus?

Tests for cutan lupu: Extractable nuclear antigen known as ena, also known as antiro/la antibodies are aalways positive in patients with subacute cutaneous lupus and skin biopsy may be diagnostic.Direct immunoflorescence test may show positive antibody deposition along the basement membrane. ...Read more

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What are the associated symptoms of subacute cutaneous lupus?

What are the associated symptoms of subacute cutaneous lupus?

Rash: There are different types of subacute cutaneous lupus (scle) - a characteristic form has lesions that may have an annular configuration, with raised red borders and central clearing. A second type of scle has psoriasis-like lesions with red scaly patches on the arms, shoulders, neck, and trunk and fewer patches on the face. This rash is characteristically made worse by sunshine - photosensitive. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Subacute cutaneous lupus?

Subacute cutaneous lupus: This is an autoimmune disease which is exacerbated by sun exposure. It includes a rash on sun exposed areas such as the face, chest, and arms. It may be seen in Inc. his and in adults. It is often associated with abnormal immunology studies such as an SSA and SSB autoantibodies. The treatment differs versus on the severity of the skin lesions and includes both topical and oral medications. ...Read more

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What diagnostic tests are there for cutaneous lupus? Do you have to wait until symptoms (a rash) re-occur to get diagnosed?

What diagnostic tests are there for cutaneous lupus? Do you have to wait until symptoms (a rash) re-occur to get diagnosed?

Multiple factors: Please consult this site for diagnostic criteria for lupus. http://www.lupus.org/answers/entry/lupus-diagnostic-criteria ...Read more

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Does chronic cutaneous discoid lupus eryhermyosolus turn systemic if you have positive ANA 1:1280 normally.

Cutaneous lupus: Systemic lupus erythematosus can follow the rash of discoid lupus, but a high titer ANA does not make that diagnosis without other specific signs and symptoms of systemic lupus ...Read more

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In sjogrens syndrome, sle and subacute cutaneous lupus, is the underlying problem the same?

In sjogrens syndrome, sle and subacute cutaneous lupus, is the underlying problem the same?

Yes: The three conditions all share a common underlying mechanism, that of autoimmune inflammation. Each condition manifests this mechanism in a specific organ or gland, namely the salivary gland, skin, kidneys, etc. ...Read more

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Does cutaneous lupus always present with positive ANA? What other tests besides skin biopsy can tell?

Does cutaneous lupus always present with positive ANA? What other tests besides skin biopsy can tell?

See below: There is no single test for lupus. A person can have lupus without ANA. The following website provides information about diagnostic criteria for lupus. May I add that there experts for such disease at UPMC in Pittsburgh. http://forums.webmd.com/3/lupus-exchange/resource/26 ...Read more

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What are the possible side effects/long term issues related to cutaneous lupus? I currently have vasculitis in my legs. What else could be of concern?

What are the possible side effects/long term issues related to cutaneous lupus? I currently have vasculitis in my legs. What else could be of concern?

It is always: important to make sure you truly have the cutaneous type and not the systemic type. Simple blood tests may help. Also having a good Rheumatologist to help with the definitive diagnosis would be important. ...Read more

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I had a biopsy of a reoccuring winter-time rash on my neck, and the results suggested possible cutaneous lupus. Can untreated sleep apnea raise risk?

I had a biopsy of a reoccuring winter-time rash on my neck, and the results suggested possible cutaneous lupus. Can untreated sleep apnea raise risk?

No evidence: The is no evidence available that links cutaneous lupus with untreated sleep apnea. Sleep apnea tends to have more cardiovascular risks such as a heart attack, stroke or even contributing to blood clots. If there is a suspicion of sleep apnea, talk to your doctor about getting tested and treated. ...Read more

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Are there any OTC treatments to reduce the scarring to the face from cutaneous lupus? Insurance won't cover dermatologist. Taking plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) to treat.

Yes: Insurance can cover scar revisions when due to medical illness sometimes. Depends on your particular policy. Seek advice from a board certified plastic surgeon for options. ...Read more

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I have lupus, 3 days ago got very swollen with white under Lt side of tongue. Now have small red lesion spots on body, cause? Lupus? Measles?

Lupus: Your symptoms are part of the multiplicity of symptoms that lupus can manifest. Talk to your doc and a rheumatologist . Take a look at this also: http://www.healthline.com/health/lupus/effects-on-body ...Read more

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Just found out I have a nonspecific abnormal lesion on my right side of brain. I have lupus. Could this be CNS lupus. Have numbness slurred speech?

Just found out I have a nonspecific abnormal lesion on my right side of brain. I have lupus. Could this be CNS lupus. Have numbness slurred speech?

See details: It is very difficult to determine if a single lesion is related specifically to lupus, to antiphospholipid antibodies, emboli or totally unrelated to all of these. You need to ask your doctors who have the detailed information needed to give you a precise answer. ...Read more

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Is it ok to get pregnant with sjögren's and pots and a lesion on my brain and raynauds and possibly lupus? My docs ok it but i'm afraid to try.

Is it ok to get pregnant with sjögren's and pots and a lesion on my brain and raynauds and possibly lupus? My docs ok it but i'm afraid to try.

Trust your doctors: Without knowing more specifics of history and lab results, it is impossible to even guess. I will say that you should trust the advice of the doctors who know you best. ...Read more

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I have Lupus and just got over an infection in my nose. Now I have a blister like lesion on my face. Could these be indicative of a current flare?

I have Lupus and just got over an infection in my nose.  Now I have a blister like lesion on my face.  Could these be indicative of a current flare?

R/O LUPUS FLARE: It depends you need an exam&Labs.. Lupus flares tend to develop a patten if your last flare was similar and your labs are elevated(ANA/CRP/SED RATE) you mY need to be treated. Follow up with internist &RHEUMATOLOGY CONSULT ...Read more

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Wounds (Definition)

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