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Skin rash on shins



I noticed a pinkish rash on my both shins. The Doctor treated me for Erythema Nodosum,& gave me antibiotics. The rash subsided with the treatment. Again I noticed slight rash so I decided to take second opinion. This Doctor suspected Lupus Erythematosis & started me with anti malarial drug. The ANA result is 1.37 Please advice


This would be an unusal rash for Lupus Erythematosus. Furthermore abnormal ANA results occur in many diseaes besides lupus. Additionally 31% of otherwise healthy individuals can have positive ANAs. I would suggest that you see a Dermatologist

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Larry   Houk, MD Larry Houk, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine and Rheumatology
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati