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Has lupus, bruises on leg. On prednisone, folic acid, plaquinel and celcept. Further?

I am 25 years old, female, Born in Jamaica, Currently lives in U.S., Student, 5 2, 115lbs, I have Lupus , and had it for about 7 years, I am curently on 10 mg prednisone , folic acid , plaquinel (which i stopped), and celcept, 2 pills a day, currently have kidney involvement, however, it is not stated as life threatening. My concern is the pupura that is coming up on my legs, They are dark bruise marks on the front of my leg that just APPEAR and stay. how do i get rid of them and prevent them from coming back?
Asked On : Sun, 17 Feb 2013
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Dear friend, welcome and thanks for entrusting your query here at HCM!
I am Dr. Prasad Akole (Critical Care Expert- and am glad to address to your query here.

You should get the purpura evaluated by your treating doctor.
Platelet count should be checked. Rarely Cellcept may be associated with purpura.
Prevention will depend on the cause.
A photo of the rash may make it easier for me to answer. You can upload one here with the uploader located below your text box.

I hope you are fully satisfied with the guidance I gave.
I would be glad to answer any further queries. Please ask for any clarifications before closing and rating this answer.

Thank you and Good luck!
Answered: Sun, 10 Mar 2013
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