My question is about telangiectasia. Does anyone have these, and if so, where? I have what the doctor originally called petechiae, but I believe it is telangiectasia since it will blanche while petechiae do not. Also, while most are pin-***** in size, a couple are more spider vein looking. It started on my upper arms as tiny spots years ago. Gradually I started noticing them on my torso, chest, upper thigh and now lower arms. I do have one on my face now, a teeny one of my lip and one on my hand. Everything I read says that in CREST, these are found on the face,kips, hands and chest. For me, these areas have been almost spared compared to the rest of my body and I had the other years before these. I have not been diagnosed yet and am wondering if these could be helpful in a CREST diagnosis or if they do not fit the pattern because they are not mostly on my face & hands. Does anyone with any other autoimmune disease have telangiectasia? What do they look like? Where are they on your body?
(Quick background: +ana 1:320 speckled, +anti-histones, +anticardiolipin IgA, mild raynaud's. All other labs (esr, complement, anti-dna, scl-70, etc.) normal. Some slight finger swelling in the a.m. on occasion. Occasional severe malaise and achiness, muscle twitches, joint paint that will come for a few weeks and then disappear. One rheumy said nothing was wrong with me. 2nd rheumy says raynaud's and apls. I pointed out these spots to my doctor when I last saw her but she said not to worry about them since, although they had "spread" they were not a new symptom.)
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