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is lupus a terminal illness

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Numerous ones: The specific disease mimmicked depend on the specific organ systems involved.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chiang
10 years experience in Rheumatology
Short answer is yes: It is a very complication question, but it has been proven that one of the environmental factors that link with lupus is infection whether is virus or ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Support group: I am sure there is a foundation somewhere near your related to lupus. You should consider joining a support group which will likely provide you more p ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
20 years experience in Pediatric Pulmonology
Not always: Raynaud's phenomenon is an exaggerated vascular response to cold temperature or stress. It is not specific to any disease & can be associated with a l ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathryn Akin
36 years experience in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
No: There are a variety of conditions that can occur with hydrocephalus from severe to not noticeable at all. Depending on the type and severity, a surgic ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience in Rheumatology
No, it is usually tr: It is usually treatable. Find a knowledgeable physiciane.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Avdalovic
24 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
NO: The HIV epidemic affected many hemophiliacs but those that survived through that time and those diagnosed after the HIV epidemic was fully realized ha ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Serious non-cancer: Lupus is a common multisystem autoimmune poorly-understood illness that is not cancer. It formerly killed many, if not most, of its victims. With to ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience in Family Medicine
Thrombolic disorders: I'm not sure which term you are wanting to indicate. Thromboembolic disorders throw blood clots to the lung or other tissues (like brain [a stroke]. T ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
18 years experience in Vascular Surgery
No way to answer: Any thromboembolism can be fatal, and most can be treated with anticoagulation. That being said, to answer your question you have to know where the th ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Laccheo
14 years experience in Rheumatology
Sometimes: People can die from complications from lupus such as renal failure, heart attacks, stroke, infection, medications etc. But many people also live long ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bailie
30 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Chronic essentially means having for a longtime so all incurable genetic disease would qualify as chronic.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: Yes.
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
No: Apl : it is not inherited. But like all cancers, it is caused by disorder of the genes....The why of it is unknown.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gina Salcedo-samper
9 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Depends...: In the past mental illness were thought to be originated by our emotions, magical forces, etc. Nowadays scientific research has been able to identify ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
No : It is an autoimmune disorder that can affect multiple organs. It is not cancer.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience in Dermatology
Rarely: Lupus can affect almost any organ system in severe cases. This would be a medical emergency that would require hospitalization with a team approach of ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
35 years experience in Psychiatry
"Hypochondria": Can be a symptom of any severe depression, particularly depression with anxiety. The depression and anxiety are serious illnesses!
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
No: Fibromyalgia is accompanied by a certain degree of misery and discomfort, it will not cause loss of life. The only risk is profound depression which ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Mostly a disease: Fibromyalgia as a distinct disease entity has been controversial for years. There are no labs or x-rays to confirm whether or not the disease is prese ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Intense nerve pain: Reflex sympathetic dystrophy is renamed to complex regional pain syndrome to acurately reflect the localized nature of this illness. It is often resul ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Mental illness: Mental illnesses are not just "all in your head" illness. They involve brain chemistry thru abnormalities in neurotransmitters (such as dopamine, ser ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience in Infectious Disease
TORCH: To-toxoplasmosis a protozoan parasite r- rubella (german measles virus) c-cytomegalovirus h-herpes virus.
A 78-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jennifer Giltnane
12 years experience in Pathology
Need close follow-up: The specificity of the jak2 v617f pcr test for the diagnosis of myelpproliferative disorder is very high, near 100%. After excluding sample mix-up, an ... Read More
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