yellowing under fingernails?

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   Posted 3/14/2007 5:01 PM (GMT -7)   
I am new here & as far as I know I do not have hep. I have been very Ill for a yr now. Just had biospys took from a rash that has been coming & going for over a yr now. It came back as cutanious lupus ( skin type )  Dermotologist also says I'm positive for sle ( organ type ) but at low titer. rhuemy says no to sle that my titer is too low. Today I had to call pcp my fingernails are yellow. Has anyone ever had this happen? Is this what they call jaundice? pcp had me go to hospital to run a lab it was a hepatitis panel acute/w reflex. Any ideals what he is looking for? Does this test show if there is inflamation or what.

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   Posted 3/15/2007 4:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi and welcome,
When I was jaundiced from a severe case of acute hep b, my whole body was yellow,,,,,,it is especially noticeable in the whites of the eyes.  The dr does seem to be making sure you do not have hep, so thats good that he is trying to rule that out. Sometimes this is how a dr makes a dx,,,,process of elimination. Hope your doing better soon and check back in and let us know what you find out.
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