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#1 Amanda Thorpe

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Posted 06 May 2009 - 12:37 PM

Hello All

Now I know you're not medically trained so I'm not after a diagnosis (I see my rheumatologist in 3 weeks anyway) I was just curious as to whether you'd draw the same conclusion.

A rheumatologist previously said I probably had sclero with a morphea overlap and I thought nothing of it. Well I then had a crop of tiny blisters appear on the right shin that have all merged into one and there's now another one beginning nearby, great they can be neighbours. The blister thingy does not itch nor does it hurt but it is slowly but surely getting bigger and clearly the plan is that little and large merge and make a take over bid for the rest of the shin.

I have recently read that morphea can blister but it's rare and it can also then ulcerate if the blister is damaged.

Anyone heard of morphea doing this or any other ideas about what it could be, the wackier the better. I've already googled just about every skin disease that blisters and still haven't found one I like nearly as much as morphea.

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#2 Shelley Ensz

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Posted 06 May 2009 - 12:45 PM

Hi Amanda,

Wow that sounds interesting! I'm eager to hear what your rheumatologist makes of it. In the meantime though, could you check with your primary care or dermatologist, just on the off chance it is something else that might need immediate care?
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#3 Amanda Thorpe

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Posted 06 May 2009 - 01:04 PM

Hello Shelley

I have already seen my general practitioner who thinks it's the sclero but I've never had this blister thingy before so I'm not convinced it's as a result of the SSc. Watch this space and I'll let you know!

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#4 Jeannie McClelland

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Posted 06 May 2009 - 02:20 PM

Hey Amanda - any chance of a photo? It sounds really interesting!

I'm glad it doesn't itch. :)

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#5 Shelley Ensz

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Posted 06 May 2009 - 02:51 PM

Hi Amanda,

Yeah and if it really is Bullous Morphea we need a picture for our ISN Photo Repository. Pictures are very hard to come by as there are less than 100 cases reported in world literature.
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#6 Amanda Thorpe

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 11:01 AM

Hello All!

This is awesome and I'm having it! I can then claim to have a more rare disease than my twin. I had been winning until she was diagnosed with discoid lupus, so if it is bullous morphea I win everything forever!!

If it is bullous morphea I will get a photo onto the website. I see my rheumatologist on the 28th of this month and will let you know.

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 09:22 AM

Hi Amanda, It sounds like I have it too...........Your not having it on your own! :-)

Mine, on forearms, alert me, by itching, when I look, it is like a bite, without entry hole, after a couple of hours, it is as if it is filled with pale yellow substance, then flattens out, with a lilac ring.

We can compare them, on Saturday, haha!
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#8 Amanda Thorpe

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 10:06 AM

Lynne

I am sincerely looking forward to comparing skin diseases! Oh I never thought I'd be saying that! :lol:

We'll have a good comparison on Saturday but I'm sure mine's bigger you know... :D

Take care

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