I kind of agree with Maud; it seems more and more diseases are being classified as autoimmune. I was diagnosed with leukocytoclastic vasculitis almost 6 years ago. Just this past fall, a biopsy I had show "signs of diploid lupus". The biopsy was taken by my dermatologist. When I saw my rheumatologist, he started wondering if maybe the LCV was related. Personally, I just think I am starting to fall apart! I went through a bunch of different things during the past year that were not normal for me (irregular period--could be the beginnings of menopause, ringworm that turned out to not be ringworm, rashes on my face, etc). I seem to have creams for every conceivable rash and splotch on my body!