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Doctor insights on: Lupus Lichenoid Dermatitis

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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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I have lupus, after a biopsy found out I have lichenoid dermatitis. I take 20 mg of prednisone a day but it doesn't seem to be helping. Help.?

I have lupus, after a biopsy found out I have lichenoid dermatitis.  I take 20 mg of prednisone a day but it doesn't seem to be helping. Help.?

See your doctor: You should discuss your concerns with your doctor. Lupus is a serious disease and treatment can be complicated. That being said, your doctor may increase the prednisone. ...Read more

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What is lichenoid dermatitis?

Lichenoid derm: Lichenification is the thickening of the skin due to either excess scratching or the underlying skin condition. ...Read more

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Can contact dermatitis be lupus?

Can contact dermatitis be lupus?

No: There are several forms of lupus. All of these have skin changes. Contact dermatitis is a different problem and not part of lupus. ...Read more

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Today i had ANA test, results came back none detected. Why last month ANA was positive 320, on plaquinil and minocycline for lupus and dermatitis.

Today i had ANA test,  results came back none detected. Why last month ANA was positive 320, on plaquinil and minocycline for lupus and dermatitis.

Heads up: I think we may already have met. As a pathologist / specialist in lab medicine, i would suspect that one or the other was a lab error. The ANA is a very easy test to do wrong. Your rheumatologist knows this and will evaluate the data as it comes in, bearing this possibility in mind. Be strong and smart, keep learning and stay proactive. ...Read more

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Why someone 15 minutes in the Sun and he will get Malar rash butterfly shape on face ? Is it lupus? Isn't rosacea soberiac dermatitis different shape

Why someone 15 minutes in the Sun and he will get Malar  rash butterfly shape on face ? Is it lupus? Isn't rosacea soberiac dermatitis different shape

Needs Dermatologist: Butterfly rash of Lupus is red or purplish. It involves the bridge of the nose. Note it spares the nasolabial folds of the face. Patient can get blood tests to clarify ...Read more

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Lupus symptoms neg bloodwork, biopsy of facial rash showed sebhorreic dermatitis but get malar flushing. Deflated and seeking answers?

Lupus symptoms neg bloodwork, biopsy of facial rash showed sebhorreic dermatitis but get malar flushing. Deflated and seeking answers?

Maybe rosacea: Malar flushing is most commonly caused by a condition called rosacea. Many times there is a positive family history of similar symptoms. Wine, spicy foods will frequently provoke the flushing. The condition can be mild or severe depending on the degree of flushing and how often it happens. The biopsy seems to have ruled out lupus, but an immunofluresence bx is more specific. Mirvaso may help. ...Read more

Dermatitis (Definition)

Dermatitis means inflammation of skin. Contact dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis and seborrheic dermatitis are ...Read more