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Indiagnosed skin mottling condition, GP & rheumatolgist baffled, help please

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 22, 2008
  • 11:46 AM

Hi there,

I'm a 22 year old male and for years now I have been subject to an unsightly skin mottling condition.

It is extremely obvious on my forearms and produces randomly placed white spots on the skin. When rubbed they can disappear for a few moments. I can make them all disappear from my arm by raising my hand in the air, but when relaxed they will return. They are painless and as far as I'm aware I don't have any other significant symptoms.

Having looked at this website amongst others for mottling symptoms, I am yet to find any diagnosis. I saw my GP who, following multiple blood tests (which showed normal other than high ESR which is thought to be an anomaly), then in turn referred me to a rheumatologist.

The rheumatologist was also baffled and then sent me for a doppler test (radio scan) to check the workings of the vascular system in my legs, also showed normal.

I am set to see the rheumatologist again in January (long waiting list in UK), but I would be extremely grateful for any advise or anyone who has similar symptoms.


Mr Mitchell

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