Jun 07, 2012 - 8:00 pm
Does anyone know about a rash that might be associated with Rituxan and/or with marginal zone NHL? Or maybe prednisone?
I was outside enjoying the nice weather the other day and wearing a racer back tank top. That evening I noticed what looked like some sunburn on my shoulders and thought it was odd, since I'd had on sunscreen - first real sun exposure this year, so I was extra careful.
After a few days the redness was still there, and when I looked more closely in the mirror, I could see that it's not sunburn, it's some kind of rash. It doesn't itch at all, or hurt, and it's made up of lots of little flat raised bumps. It's been there for about a week now and looks the same.
I also have ITP, an immune system disorder, and it's possible that it's related to that.
I'm seeing both the oncologist and the rheumatologist next week, and I took a picture of the rash (lovely) to show to them in case it's gone by then, but does anyone know if this is something commonly associated with NHL? I did some online research, and it seems that an itchy rash is a common system with Hodgkin's lymphoma, but I'm not finding anything associated with NHL.
Just wondering if anyone else has had this!