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Old 09-04-2009, 06:53 PM   #14
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Re: what were your first symptoms of lupus?

a skin rash gave me a quick dx. my dermie biopsied the rash and it came back positive for lupus. mine were on my upper arms initially and were dime sizes and a purple color. eventually they traveled all over my body. plaquenil helps keep it under control although my chest is always red and gets redder when I flare.