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Old 12-15-2004, 12:29 PM   #1
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High antibodies and unexplained rashes

Does anyone else have strange rashes? My thyroid problem was first
diagnosed by my dermatologist when I went to see him for a rash
that wouldn't go away on my chest and upper back.It was also worse
when being in the sun.I still have places now even though summer is
long gone. I wonder now if they are basal cell CA since they never
seem to heal all the way or maybe just another symptom of autoimmune
disease.
It's odd but a derm discovered my thyroid problem and a derm was
the one who persuaded my endo to give me meds.Too bizarre.

 
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Old 12-15-2004, 12:44 PM   #2
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Re: High antibodies and unexplained rashes

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Does anyone else have strange rashes? My thyroid problem was first
diagnosed by my dermatologist when I went to see him for a rash
that wouldn't go away on my chest and upper back.It was also worse
when being in the sun.I still have places now even though summer is
long gone. I wonder now if they are basal cell CA since they never
seem to heal all the way or maybe just another symptom of autoimmune
disease.
It's odd but a derm discovered my thyroid problem and a derm was
the one who persuaded my endo to give me meds.Too bizarre.
Often when we have one autoimmune disease, we are more prone to be susceptible to others. Have you tested for Lupus, by chance? Look up the symptoms of Lupus and see if any of them hit home.
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Old 12-15-2004, 12:49 PM   #3
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Re: High antibodies and unexplained rashes

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Often when we have one autoimmune disease, we are more prone to be susceptible to others. Have you tested for Lupus, by chance? Look up the symptoms of Lupus and see if any of them hit home.
The first time I went to the derm I asked that he do a lupus test.
That's where he discovered the high thyroid antibodies. I've been getting these little places for about 20 years but they would always go away in the winter.

 
Old 12-15-2004, 01:17 PM   #4
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Re: High antibodies and unexplained rashes

I had a rash on my upper back for a while now, probably since my thyroid problems started. Not a huge one, but always itchy. I am hyperT.

 
Old 12-15-2004, 06:33 PM   #5
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Re: High antibodies and unexplained rashes

Dog, I know that there is a connection between hives and hypothyroidism, especially hashi's. This is a quote from an allergy site:

"Patients with chronic urticaria (hives) have an increased frequency of Hashimoto's thyroiditis. An association has been noted with the presence of antibodies to thyroglobulin, or a microsomal-derived antigen (peroxidate) even if patients are euthyroid. The incidence of thyroid autoantibodies in patients with chronic urticaria is approximately 24%. Thyroid function and thyroid antibodies should be checked in all patients with chronic urticaria. There are no data to suggest that either of these antibodies are pathogenic in terms of hive formation and it is believed that these are associated, parallel, autoimmune events."

It could also be an issue that now that you're hypot you're hypersensitive and you're having a reaction to something.

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Old 12-16-2004, 10:55 AM   #6
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Re: High antibodies and unexplained rashes

There is a lot of info re chronic urticaria (hives) on the allergies page, and also on the rare disorders page. I don't know if it may help, but it certainly won't hurt! Good luck.

 
Old 12-16-2004, 11:31 AM   #7
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Thanks for the info guys. I never thought of these things as hives before.

 
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