Since mid-March I have been dealing with low-grade fevers (around 99-100.5) after an outpatient surgical procedure. Two weeks later I was diagnosed with pneumonia. I was treated with 2 different antibiotics (Omnicef & then 10 days of Avelox) and during that time I had spots pop up on my hands, like insect bites. My fevers never went away completely even on antibiotics. All blood work was normal. I started having pain in my left shoulder, right ankle, and right wrist.
I finally went to a dermatologist and had a biopsy showing Granuloma Annulare to explain the spots. He gave me 15 days of prednisone and that cured me (temporarily)!!! The spots went away, the joint pain ended, and the fevers stopped!!!!!
Then, when I finished my course of steroids, it has all come back. I saw an infectious disease doctor and all my lab work was normal - except for an ANA positive, speckled, at 1:40 which she says is mild.
Her recommendation was to send me back to my dermatologist or to a rheumatologist. What is causing the fevers??? Where should I go now???
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