Itchy Dark Marks Appeared on Her Body and Made Her Living Hell for 7 Years
Calvina felt a nasty, sharp pain while mowing her lawn in Oklahoma one lovely summer day. She thought it was an insect bite. Later on, an itchy dark marks appeared on her arm and began spreading. The dark marks spread throughout her body by the nest morning.
A dermatologist concluded that Calvina had an issue with her nerves after conducting a biopsy. And after seeking a second opinion, another doctor attributed the marks on her body to allergies. Unfortunately, both doctors did not check her immune system. As a result, every prescribed medication failed to stop the spreading or itching of these strange marks.
Although her face was spared, these thick, hard, round, and itchy marks appeared on her back, stomach, feet, and legs. The itchy attacks she would go into made her bleed, and Calvina’s life turned into a living hell. This strange condition affected every aspect of her life, from her professional to social life. Hopeful, Calvina courageously shared her shocking story on “The Doctors.” By then, she had lived with the undiagnosed skin condition for seven years. Surprisingly, even the physicians on stage had not yet encountered anything remotely similar.
Calvia admitted to being the center of public scrutiny, with strangers wondering what she was suffering from while fearing contact. In the seven years Calvina lived with this rare skin condition, she passed it on to no one else. Dr. Batra then ran a series of tests and finally diagnosed the strange skin condition as urticarial vasculitis and hypothyroidism. Although she didn’t think they would hear her, “The Doctors” agreed to treat Calvina’s skin and every other underlying concern free of charge.
Fortunate for Calvina, “The Doctors” managed her condition successfully, finally ending her misery. She tearfully thanked this group of physicians for hearing her cry for help and coming to her rescue.
Urticarial vasculitis is a relatively rare autoimmune disorder affecting the skin and characterized by inflammation of small blood vessels, which causes wheals or hives and red patches. As a form of cutaneous vasculitis, this disorder is classified into three subtypes, namely:
• Normocomplementemic urticarial vasculitis (NUV)
• Hypocomplementemic urticarial vasculitis (HUV)
• Hypocomplementemic urticarial vasculitis syndrome (HUVS)