1. Need any info I can get on Lupis. Have one that is seeping lipids through her skin. Never heard of that before. Anyone out there that knows anything about this?
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  3. by   fedupnurse
    Are you talking about Lupus? The autoimmune disease? If so it's a nasty one!
  4. by   Q.
    Are you referring to Lupus? SLE (systemic lupus erythematosis) is an autoimmune connective tissue disorder, with varying degrees of "episodes" or "attacks." Since it's a connective tissue dz, it affects your circulatory system, joints, derm, etc. It can be painful.

    I myself was diagnosed with lupus when I was 16. I haven't had any episodes, other than joint pain and bruising. The dx is made typically by an elevated sed rate, a speckled pattern ANA (anti-nuclear antibody test) and symptomatology. I have been very lucky so far, with monitoring only.

    I have never heard of lipids seeping through the dermis though. I would have to do some research on that.
  5. by   hapeewendy
    I have lupus also and havent heard about lipids seeping thru the dermis either....
    and I've done a fair bit of research on this topic, but I can look even further and see what all that might be about.......
  6. by   Helene_RN
    Yes, I am referring to the connective tissue disease Lupis.
    The patient in question has been having a bad bout with her Lupis. The other day she had some white, slick stuff (almost like shortening) all over her arms & trunk. The Dr. said it was lipids seeping through her skin. I had never heard of that & I haven't been able to find any documentation (so far) about it. Anything you can come up with would be REALLY helpful.
  7. by   fedupnurse
    Did you try webmd? I've never heard of it either. It is possible she might have another related autimmune disease. There are literally hundreds of them.
    Good luck.