According to my rheumatologist, plaquenil is good at clearing up skin involvement. I have ring shaped and oval shaped lesions that have healed but you can still see them if i remove my makeup. I am dying to talk to someone who has Cutaneous lupus. I did not know that cutaneous can turn into discoid lesions. My only symptoms are that my hands turn dark red from the flurouscent lights at work and the sun, I lose hair, and the 4-6 wk flare up on my face which left a quarter shape on my chin, cheeks and corner of cheeks. I haven't gotten any outbreaks on my body except a skin rash (very small). My knuckles, fingers, and once my complete hand turned dark red and then purple. Hey Angelina, UCTD stands for "undifferentiated connective tissue disease," which means I have some sort of autoimmune connective tissue disease (like, lupus, RA, polymyositis, scleroderma are all named, differentiated connective tissue diseases) but it doesn't fit the definition of any of the named diseases. i asked my doctor if he ever heard of this and he said yes. A few months into taking plaquenil, I'm barely getting any more skin lesions. I was diagnosed with Subacute cutaneous and have read that I can get discoid lesions from cutaneous. I have ring shaped and oval shaped lesions that have healed but you can still see them if i remove my makeup. I am dying to talk to someone who has Cutaneous lupus. Plaquenil dreams Hydroxychloroquine memory loss Omeprazole and plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine plaquenil reviews My UCTD includes skin lesions that, on biopsy, look like lupus lesions. So, I don't have subacute cutaneous lupus, but I do have lupus-like skin involvement that resolved pretty well with Plaquenil. I am sorry you're dealing with this-- skin involvement is really frustrating, I know! Usually, a skin biopsy is used to diagnose forms of cutaneous lupus, and various medications are available for treatment, including steroid ointments, corticosteroids e.g. prednisone, and antimalarials e.g. Plaquenil. Chronic Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus CCLE / Discoid Lupus Erythematosus DLE. Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil, chloroquine Aralen, and quinacrine Atabrine are medications that were originally used to prevent or treat malaria. However, during World War II it was also found that these medications were effective in treating the symptoms of lupus. OR does it just help with Systemic Lupus - the organs? My dermatologist said it will probably happen again. My hands turn dark red and my palms and then it goes away. emedicine.medscape.com/article/1065657-overview It looks like staying out of the heat and sun (including florescent and halogen lights) might benefit you. This happens daily from anywhere from 5 minutes to 20 minutes or so. Does anyone else have this and does anyone else have cutaneous lupus and does plaquenil get the "wild fire' eruptions on the face to stop or slow down??? Best of luck, I take plaquenil for my UCTD, which manifested as muscle pain and skin lesions on my torso and legs. I was diagnosed with Subacute cutaneous and have read that I can get discoid lesions from cutaneous. Plaquenil for subacute cutaneous lupus Types of Lupus Erythematosus Subacute Cutaneous, Lupus-Specific Skin Disease and Skin Problems Johns Hopkins. Prilosec methotrexate prednisone plaquenil interactions I had been in through several doctors before I saw a dermatologist, they did a biopsy of the rash and diagnosed me with subacute cutaneous lupus erthematosus. I'm starting plaquenil tonight and was curious if anyone here had any suggestions or warnings about the medication, and long term side-effects that I should be concerned about? My. Subacute Lupus My Intro -. Treating Lupus with Anti-Malarial Drugs Johns Hopkins.. Subacute Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus - American.. Cutaneous lupus may be categorized into three main entities chronic cutaneous lupus CCLE, subacute cutaneous lupus SCLE and acute cutaneous lupus ACLE. It is important to note that lupus may be seen as a spectrum with CCLE on one end and systemic lupus affecting other organs and systems on the other end. B. Subacute Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus. As with SLE, Subacute Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus SCLE occurs primarily in young to middle aged women. SCLE is highly photosensitive, with 70-90% of patients meeting the ACR definition of abnormal photosensitivity. There are two morphologic variants of SCLE annular and papulosquamous. Today’s AMs are hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil®, chloroquine Aralen®, and quinacrine Atabrine®. Quinacrine is no longer marketed in the U. S.; it can be dispensed by a compounding pharmacy, although insurance companies may not pay for it. The antimalarial quinine was first used to treat cutaneous lupus in 1834.