My wife (35) has been diagnosed with Lupus three years ago. The medication, which consists of the anti-malaria drug (resochin) and cortisone (5mg now, down from 20mg), seem to be keeping joint pains and tiredness at bay. However my wife has developed skin readness around the joints of her arms and her legs and on her arms and buttocks. Doctors told us that the redness is very similar to the effects of vasculitis (an inflammation of the blood vessels). Two biopsies were taken but the results were in both cases inconclusive. No itching is experienced. The redness intensifies after having a bath or after exercise. The local application of a high dose of cortisone cream did not help either.

Has anybody experienced such a condition? I would appreciate help.

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