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serand4
12-31-2010, 02:49 PM
In the past few days I've developed these odd patches of rashes on my arms and these round hole-like sores on my legs. My scalp has begun to itch like crazy! At first I thought, "oh, it's the cats," but I've had cats my whole life and I've never experienced anything like this. Don't autoimmune diseases come with rashes? Does anyone have experience with this? Please let me know. Thanks!

tgal
12-31-2010, 03:32 PM
I have SCLE Lupus and Discoid Lupus. Discoid rashes can look very different on different people but they are common on places that are exposed to sunlight (including the scalp). They tend to be raised, scaly but seldom itch. Discoid Lupus rashes may even leave a scar or change the color of the skin once they are gone. Cutaneous Lupus rashes, on the other hand, are also coin shaped and very photosensitive but seldom to they leave a scar once they are gone. I don't know if you have been in the sun or in a store with florescent lighting but skin begins to itch when the light is getting to it. The rash will soon follow if I do not have sunscreen on. Below is a google link pictures of some different kinds of "lupus rashes". There are as many of them as there are of us but it will give you an idea.

http://www.google.com/images?q=%22lupus+rash%22&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=og&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wi&biw=1280&bih=614

Next are photos of "discoid rashes"

http://www.google.com/images?um=1&hl=en&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&tbs=isch:1&&sa=X&ei=LFoeTeOZCIT7lwedw9XBCw&ved=0CDMQvwUoAQ&q=%22discoid+rash%22&spell=1&biw=1280&bih=614

Last is a link for "Cutaneous Rashes"

http://www.google.com/images?um=1&hl=en&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&tbs=isch:1&&sa=X&ei=ZFoeTfvlHoKglAfl4tTLCw&ved=0CDMQvwUoAQ&q=%22cutaneous+rash%22&spell=1&biw=1280&bih=614

One of the other things that I get often are boils They are very painful and they have holes in the center. They often get really large and I have to keep medicine to put on them in order to get them to go away.

Not sure if any of this helps you but it is the best I can do.

LanaS
01-02-2011, 06:19 AM
Thank you Tgal the pictures were really helpful. I have has some suspicious rashes and patches. However, do you know why they kept putting pics of Michael Jackson in there, LOL

tgal
01-02-2011, 06:46 AM
I am so glad the pictures helped, Lana. As to the Michael Jackson question the answer is that his doctors are saying that he suffered from Lupus. It actually makes a lot of sense about some of his strange behavior.

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/MichaelJackson/story?id=8041395&page=1