Skin biopsy and hydroxychloroquine

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VLou*
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   Posted 8/22/2017 9:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Could anyone help please?

I've had a consultation with a dermatologist today and is going to do a biopsy on my face. He's asked me to come off hydroxychloroquine in preperation and explained why but I forgot what the reasons are.

Does anyone know?

Thanks.

Lynnwood
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   Posted 8/22/2017 9:42 AM (GMT -7)   
I've had several skin biopsies/surgeries while on hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) and no Dr has ever requested that of me, so I find this a bit unusual. I'm not sure what the purpose would be, either. Sorry.
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VLou*
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   Posted 8/28/2017 11:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Well today is my biopsy, I'm gutted-for the first time ever I've deliberately gone in the sun for 3 days and I have no rash! Will he still do it?

VLou*
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   Posted 8/29/2017 5:16 AM (GMT -7)   
He didn't do it! But he said next time the rash appears I can call and go in the same day.
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