Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
185 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

Is puffiness between knuckles due to lupus or dermatomyositis?

I noticed one of your answers for puffiness between knuckles was the possibility of lupus or RA. I was diagnosed with Dermatomyositis in 2008. I just now started having puffiness between knuckles. Could DM turn into Lupus? I may have been misdiagnosed as well, I understand. These diseases are so very similar. My ANA was 1: 5120 in 2008 and at the beginning of this year it went down to 320. I take no meds except ibuprofin, aspirin, etc. What are your thoughts?
Wed, 30 Oct 2019
Report Abuse
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,  
Drug/Medication
Dermatologist 's  Response
Hi,

Puffyness on hands dorsa may be found in dermatomyositis... Gottron Papules. So, I think diagnosis of dermatomyositis may be right. You consult the dermatologist personally and get proper treatment.

Hope this helps.

Dr. Ilyas Patel, Dermatologist
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

I am suffering from dermatomyositis and i have been put on steroids for the control of the inflamation. the fatigue and body pain has improved and...

Recent questions on  Autoimmune disease

doctor1 MD

Hi, my name is Julie and I am 54 yrs old. On the 22 oct 2011 I had a TIA which lasted a few hours, I was subsequently hospitilized for 4 days. I...

doctor1 MD

I have scalp and skin Psoriasis for the past 15 years. Have been recently advised oral Folitrax 5 mg tablets. How safe are these tablets? Is there...

doctor1 MD

I have just been diagnosed with klebsiella pneumonia and pseudomonas. I presented to my dermatologist with itchy, flaky, very red rash in my groin...

doctor1 MD

Hi,

I'm a 26 year old who had a baby 1 year ago. Six months ago I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis/Post-Partem Thyroiditis, and am now on...

doctor1 MD

i have been gone through the medical healthch check-up.I need your input over the attached reports. Please answer the following of my concerns : 1....

doctor1 MD

Dear Dr. Ditah, THANK YOU for asking me how I am doing, as I do have several follow questions for you Here goes: 1. I have believed for some time...

doctor1 MD

I have low body temperature, and am concerned that my thyroid may be not working optimally. My TSH is 4.13. If I reduce the stress in my life, will...