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When I was at Camp LeJeune, I was seen at the Naval Hospital. I had a bad haircut on base. It infected my neck where I have a huge knot and hair has just started to grow there from 2001. Yes 6 Years. My body had such a high immune system that I was given catabolic steriods to weaken my system. My immune system before that was would to be killing any antibotics, or medicines. The infection produced a skin condition on my rear back right side of my body and left front of my body head to toe. The doctor took pictures for a medical reference study as the worse case he has ever seen (they don't take pictures of your face). First off, where this file went I have no idea. My SMR's indicate a few references to it, but the extensive treatment by the dermatologist seems to not be there. Every once in a while, I get a skin condition that is simular but not as extensive. I would like to get copies of all the detailed pictures and information. What are my options. I know the pictures and everything would be great supporting docs, but it looks as though they don't exist. I don't know if they can track the doctor down in a Naval Hospital, especially since I see no notes by the doctor. At that time, I wasn't concerned to get the pictures, just treatment. Now I am kicking myself in your know where. Any advice is greatly appreciated. I am not sure if even to this point what I was infected with....because then they looked as confused as I was.

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If you were treated in a hospital or clinic, those records are not in your SMR's, they are stored seperately in St. Louis under that particular facility. To request your clinical (inpatient) records you need to do so in writing to St. Louis. You need to provide them with the name of the facility, approximate dates of treatment, your name and SSN or service number.

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"Every once in a while, I get a skin condition that is simular but not as extensive."

You might want to check to rating schedule for skin conditions before you go to a lot of trouble. Inorder for the VA to rate a disability it must be sufficiently chronic to be disabling. The last time I read the rating schedule on skin conditions (I am service connected for one myself)there were specific requirements as to how many events per year are necessary to get a rating.

My condition was so severe that one time I went to a VA hospital and about 10 doctors showed up with their cameras. They told me most doctors go their entire career and never see such severe symptomology. I often wonder if their are some medical books out their with my picture in it.

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I recently had a situation very recently with a skin condition....Had to stay on antibotics for 4 weeks. Went to the ER. Followed up with PCP, it was very bad, lose time at work for about 4 days....before it got somewhat under control.

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