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Going to dermitologist tomorrow for this.

This stuff just manifested itself between Dec 10 when I went into the ER and by the time I left the hospital it was January 28th probably started earlier but bloomed during that period. They are still dumbfounded as to what it really is. They classify it as psoriasis.

Swelled up and spent seven weeks in the hospital for this. Dec 10-January 28 only to rely on steroids and Remicade to control it but then rejected the Remicade a few weeks ago,

  1. , I am so sorry you are dealing with this issue! I do hope your appointment tomorrow is productive and you get some answers. My husband deals with Psoriasis and his nails often look the way yours do in the picture you posted. Please keep in mind that I am not a doctor and I am not offering a diagnosis. I will say that it's not unusual for a person with one autoimmune condition to be diagnosed with another one at some point. Whether you are dealing with psoriasis or another condition, I hope you get answers (and treatment!) tomorrow.


    Good luck and let us know how your appointment goes, if you feel comfortable doing so.


    Best, Erin, RheumatoidArthritis.net Team Member.

    1. Hi . So sorry you have this new issue. A few years ago my wife, Kelly Mack (a contributor here), came down with a terrible skin condition that got infected and ended up in the hospital. No one could seem to diagnose it and then when she saw her dermatologist he recognized in about fifteen seconds that it was a rare form of psoriasis known as inverse psoriasis. She wrote about her experience here: https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/living/inverse-psoriasis. Unfortunately, new autoimmune conditions are all too common. The good news is that once a diagnosis was made Kelly's psoriasis has been pretty well controlled. Hopefully yours will be to. Please feel free to keep us posted on how you are doing. This community is here for you. Best, Richard (RheumatoidArthritis.net Team)

      1. Went to the doctor and they are removing the Remicade due to ill reaction and replacing it with a new drug that I have to take once then four weeks later a second dose then again then from that time on once every eight weeks. Injection to be mailed each time. Will wait and see if that works with me..

        1. Hi . Glad to hear that things are moving forward with treatment and hope you see some good results soon. Best, Richard (RheumatoidArthritis.net Team)

      2. New injection is going to be sent. Once every four weeks then once every eight weeks for duration. Get me off steroids. Hate blood thinners. Bleed badly!

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