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Fever and red skin rashes

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 17, 2007
  • 03:45 PM

Hi everyone,

My uncle has for over 10 years suffered from a disease that, so far, no medical doctor has been able to diagnose. The symptomes are as follows:

* fever attacks
* red, slightly raised, skin rashes

The skin rashes varies in size from approximately 1 cm across to 6 cm across (about 0,3 inches to 2 inches). They occur most frequently on his neck, arms and legs and they often sort of "float" together so that it is difficult to say were one rash ends and the next one begins. The doctors give him cortisone, which reduces the symptomes. If he does not take his cortisone he has an attack no less than two to three times each week. The symptomes first occurred after a throat infection.

Can anyone help? Have anyone heard of an illness like this before? What can it be?

Best regards

A worried niece

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