Question about my brother.

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oreo11
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   Posted 2/8/2014 11:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Everyone,

So I have a general question that applies to my brother. A little history first. My mother had Temporal Arteritis and possible Lupus (although it was never really diagnosed, but her symptoms are strongly indicative of Lupus). My first cousin died from Lupus last year and I have had Lupus since 1997 (possible longer). My brother has had crazy rashes the past 6 years that seem to come out of nowhere, sometimes they manifest when he is sick, like this time. He came down with the H1N1 flu and is very ill. Within days the rash came out in full force. It tends to be restricted to just his abdomen, thighs and upper arms. It is slightly painful at times, but does not itch. He also is a Type 1 Diabetic and has issues with both joint pain and infections. My question is this: Could he be experiencing an autoimmune response when he gets sick? He has an appointment with a Dermatologist, but it's not for 2 weeks! Any feedback would be helpful.

Laura

couchtater
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   Posted 2/8/2014 12:57 PM (GMT -6)   
It's possible but then I'm no doctor.
Have you read the 11 indicators of lupus at lupus.org?
Joy
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Pick them up and throw them right back at them! :))

oreo11
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   Posted 2/8/2014 6:12 PM (GMT -6)   
I sure have Joy and he has 4 of them. The thing I am most curious about is how the rash manifests primarily when he is ill.

Laura

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   Posted 2/8/2014 10:46 PM (GMT -6)   
He may want to check out the rash with his diabetics Dr if he can get in sooner than 2 weeks. Since this is associated with other illness I would think it to be more than what the dermo can treat.
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oreo11
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   Posted 2/9/2014 8:02 AM (GMT -6)   
I agree, Lynnwood. Apparently he was more than concerned yesterday.

Laura
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