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Old 04-18-2006, 08:19 PM   #1
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I was told I had tumid lupus/lupus profundus by a dermatologist a little over a month ago for two spots (both of which he took a biopsy of) on my upper arm. He sent me for more bloodwork which came back weakly positive ANA and Anti-Ro. He sent me to a rheumy who I've seen twice now. He also sent me for more bloodwork which came back smiliar to the first tests weakly positive ANA and Anti-Ro. He said at this point I do not meet the criteria for a diagnosis of SLE. My dermatologist put me on plaquenil 200mg once a day. I've been trying to find information on the use of plaquenil to treat tumid lupus and have not had much success. From what I've read this is a pretty serious medication and I'm just not sure it's something I should be taking at this point. I have/am not experiencing any other symptoms. If anyone has any information regarding my situation it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!