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I have bumps all over my body, sometime the ones on my

I have brown bumps all...
I have brown bumps all over my body, sometime the ones on my thighs itch and I use a cortisone 10. They are increasing to all areas and has been progressing over the years. I am 71 years young. I can upload a picture.
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Dr. S. Attili
Dr. S. Attili, Dermatologist & Dermatopathologist
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Hello, I'm Dr. Attili and I'm here to help you. Please do upload pictures at your convenience.
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I replied to your email with the pictures attached since there is no upload feature here like you indicated.
Thanks. I have received the pictures overnight.
Based on the pictures, there are mainly 2 diagnostic possibilities:
1. Capillaritis: You can read all about it here- http://dermnetnz.org/vascular/capillaritis.html
2. Vasculitis- You can read all about it here- http://www.dermnetnz.org/vascular/vasculitis.html
The only way to confirm the diagnosis is to get a skin biopsy done. Your dermatologist should be able to do that and this is highly recommended, as there are other rarer possibilities (conditions like mastocytosis, which are not worth discussing at this point of time) which can only be diagnosed on a skin biopsy.
The treatment would entirely depend on the exact diagnosis. Capillaritis does not usually have a defined cause, but can be treated with Ultraviolet light treatment. However, if it is a vasculitis, you would need to take steroid tablets internally and find out the underlying cause for the same.
Personally I would favor this being a Capillaritis, based on the fact that the spots are brown and do not have a reddish tinge. But I am sorry, it is not possible to be precise about the diagnosis, without a skin biopsy. Please do get back to me after you have had the skin biopsy done. I am a Dermatopathologist myself and would be able to help explain the report and provide further advice.
Hope this helps. Do keep me posted & get back if you have any further questions or feel that I have missed out anything. Best wishes.
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