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could there be a relationship between lupus and beta thalassemia minor

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Dr. Carlos Kier
50 years experience Rheumatology
No: No causal relationship exists between the two conditions.

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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danielle Jones
7 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not Usually: People with beta thalassemia minor usually only have problems with mild anemia and are not typically considered to have a shorter life span than the g ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Hematologist helps: A person with thalassemia minor can see a hematologist (blood specialist) doctor to ask about scuba diving. A couple of issues come to mind. One is "h ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Pediatri Hematology: If you need a specialist go to a pediatric hematologist or you can consult babies pediatrician as testing can be done by anybody and if the test is a ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Florence Nwofor
Specializes in Pediatrics
Rule of inheritance: Your chance of a child with homozygous beta thalassemia are 1 in 4, for heterogeneous thalassemia (thalassemia trait) are 1 in 2, and the odds are 1 ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Basem Shlewiet
26 years experience Psychiatry
Possibly : There is at times and association between the two disorders. Some could have both of them at the same time. Generally what you see is that people cou ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Hebb
Dr. Adam Hebb answered
20 years experience Neurosurgery
Possibly: Epilepsy is a disorder of the regulation of electrical activity in the brain. Often, patients who suffer from epilepsy have constant abnormal electric ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Traits, yes: Because the Alpha and beta thalassemia gene mutations are common, it is possible for a baby to inherit one from mom and another from dad. The child co ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Soren Singel
28 years experience Neurosurgery
None documented: No studies have shown a connection between the two.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Traits, yes: Because the Alpha and beta thalassemia gene mutations are common, it is possible for a baby to inherit one from mom and another from dad. The child co ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
No: Beta thalassemia is not related to epilepsy ,and patient should be evaluated by neurology to find the cause of epilepsy.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Let me explain: The relationship between cortisol and pth, when use cortisl excessively that lead to bone mass loss, which believe to happen by increase of PTH secr ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
23 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Unclear: In Asperger girls (aspergirls) there does seem to be a higher percentage of homosexuality but clear research is this area has not been completed. Asp ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: Apart from the fact that some of the older antihypertensive medicines famously produced impotence. Anybody who tells you that entertaining yourself wi ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: B12 deficiency causes pernicious anemia.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Alpha 1 AT deficient: Hereditary deficiency of Alpha one anti-trypsin can result in emphysema and/or liver cirrhosis. This is not a common cause of either lung disease or c ... Read More
A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
9 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: There is literature to support increased risk of B-cell lymphoma as well. Should be appropriately worked up if lymph node enlargement is identified.
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Goiter: The sever cramps are unlikely to be related to your thyroid but does need attention. A multinodular goiter general results in thyroid surgery. At the ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Arbovirus: Tsunamis cause flooding and standing water which leas to more mosquito breeding and more mosquito borne diseases.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madhukar Punja
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
No: Not that i know of.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
36 years experience Gastroenterology
Not per se: Lupus is an autoimmune disease that can affect multiple organs or body system/areas. Gastritis is inflammation of the stomach. Gerd is gastroesophagea ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
31 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not sure: This is an interesting question as Alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency is not "caused" by cigarette smoking, but can certainly be aggravated by it. Thus, ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lewis Hassell
38 years experience Pathology
Rh: Rh is a genetic feature usually seen as a blood phenotype. HIV is a virus spread by exposure to body fluids from someone who has the virus. No signifi ... Read More

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