LUpus Patients Understanding and Support

Rash on face

Rash on face

I haven't been diagnosed with Lupus yet bit my bloodwork says yes. ANA positive, Titer is homogeneous. Inflammatory marker were really high and had just come off steriods the day before they done blood work. Anyways, I developed a rash on my face and was wondering if others have experienced the same? It's never been this bad. It doesn't itch but does hurt

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Welcome to LUpus Patients Understanding & Support (LUPUS) at HealthUnlocked.

The only person who can make a diagnosis is your doctor - and it is very important that you see a lupus specialist. Not all rheumatologists are experts in lupus; and some have never treated a patient with lupus.

I have published a post on blood tests here but there is more information at our other website which you can read below. A Positive ANA Does Not Equate to Having a Disease!

The homogeneous, or smooth pattern is found in a variety of connective tissue diseases, as well as in people taking particular drugs, such as certain antiarrhythmics, anticonvulsants or antihypertensives.

This homogenous pattern is also the one most commonly seen in healthy individuals who have positive ANA tests.

Blood tests cannot be used alone to diagnose SLE. This is because there are people (5-10%) with a positive ANA who are perfectly healthy and do not have lupus! A malar rash is very specific and only a biopsy would confirm. Most lupus patients do not have a malar rash. I think it is only around 25% who do! . Skin rashes are notoriously difficult to diagnose and cannot be done via a picture; and usually a dermatologist is required

We also have another website called the LuPUS Message Board where you can also post questions and talk to other people. Registration is FREE and we offer free information and free online psychological support. We specialise in psychological support with our own counsellor/psychotherapist available.

By becoming a Member, you will have access to the private forums and because they are private, only Members have access and even bots and search engines are forbidden.

When you register, please use the following format for entering your date of birth: nn-nn-nnnn where n=number. Please use the "-" separator and not "/".

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I look forward to talking with you more!

Sometimes we need to talk to people who understand and who are not family or friends.

With good wishes!


Disclaimer: No attempt is made to diagnose or to make any medical judgement. You are advised to seek the advice from your own physician. LUpus Patients Understanding & Support (LUPUS) is not a substitute for your own doctor.


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