In a small study from Spain, lenalidomide (a drug related to thalidomide) patients showed dramatic improvements in skin lesions. Most relapsed soon after they stopped taking it.
Larger studies will be needed to determine if the drug is truly safe and effective for patients who do not respond to other treatments. In previous small studies concerns were raised that treatment with lenalidomide may be linked to an increased risk of progression to full-blown lupus.
Take a moments and get to know your community a little better by sharing a few of your favorite things -
Favorite Holiday Memory
Favorite Toy from Childhood
Favorite Holiday Meal
Favorite Gift You Have Given or Received
Favorite Thing That Brings You Comfort
I'll start -
Memory - Christmas Eve's in Ybor City with my father's family. Lots of family, great food, and so much going on a breaker would blow. The adults would tell us it was Santa's elves getting things ready on the roof.
Toy - Barbie Air Plane. Wish I still had it for my daughter.
Meal - Christmas Eve - Pork, black beans, yuca, cuban bread, Brozo Gitano. Christmas Day was my mom's German heritage - Klubs (sp?), mash potatoes, gravy, green bean casserole, Poppy Seed Cake.
Gift - Proposal and engagement ring on Christmas Eve 14 years ago.
Comfort - Curled up on the couch with slippers, blanket, tea, and my family looking at the Christmas tree in the house I grew up in.
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