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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?
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
Is it possible for me to undergo a cosmetic surgery to get rid of the scars of vasculitis on , y legs? I am on medication for sle since april 2012.
Depends on type: The specific diagnosis will define the therapy. We treat different types of cutaneous vasculitis differently if this is due to a drug - medication you stop the medication. If it is due to a virus depends on the type. If it is related to a systemic syndrome that depends on the diagnosis. Each person needs individual evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Nonspecific, but: May be indicative of medication reaction, such as anti-platelet drug group, acquisition of a clotting disorder, such as thrombocytopenia of any sort, and can be an issue in such severe events like bacterial endocarditis, or meningococcal meningitis, or Ebola, but you do NOT have any of these, of course. Have your doctor do some hematological testing. ...Read more