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Can chronic eczema be a sign of lupus, especially with a family history of lupus?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: No!

Eczema is not associated with lupus.
In my practice I have many patients with psoriasis & eczema with positive anas.They do not have arthritis, and clearly not lupus or related disease. On the other hand, both eczema and psoriasis affect 10% of the population. With that, one would think that 10% of sle patients have these skin diseases, but though common, just by chance, but they are not related.

In brief: No!

Eczema is not associated with lupus.
In my practice I have many patients with psoriasis & eczema with positive anas.They do not have arthritis, and clearly not lupus or related disease. On the other hand, both eczema and psoriasis affect 10% of the population. With that, one would think that 10% of sle patients have these skin diseases, but though common, just by chance, but they are not related.
Dr. Thomas Namey
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Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine
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In brief: More than rash

Lupus is a multisystem disease that may include a rash.
Family history is quite important. Diagnosis involves a thorough physical exam and blood work.

In brief: More than rash

Lupus is a multisystem disease that may include a rash.
Family history is quite important. Diagnosis involves a thorough physical exam and blood work.
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
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