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Hi everyone!

Just a quick intro. Im Alex and im a male teenager living in UK, who has just been diagnosed with lupus. In fact, I havent even got my results back from my skin biopsy (getting stitches out on Xmas day - lucky me :p)

I just want to say this site has some great info, greatly appreciated :)

Alex aka filmguy
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I've had chilblain's too - not a pleasant experience. I'm glad you got an official diagnosis, supported by biopsy, and can hopefully start on some treatment for it that will help greatly. This is a pretty good article on it, especially it's relationship with lupus.

Seems about 15% will develop SLE, and about 50% will also have discoid lesions. I think it is also strongly related to anti-phospholipid antibodies, so it will be important to be tested for those as well (if you haven't been tested already).

Take care and thanks for the update. I hope you get some help soon. Stay warm - especially those extremeties! :)
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