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is melasma a symptom of systemic lupus erythematosus sle

A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angus Worthing
17 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes, but: Theoretically, a "reboot" of the immune system, ie a bone marrow transplant, could cure lupus, but this is risky enough that it is very rare. The best ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience in Dermatology
None: Diet and omega 3 fatty acids may help but there are no specific vitamin or herbal supplements for sle. Avoiding sugar and dairy is helpful for some pe ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Autoimmune disease: A disease in which your body makes antibodies against your own cells. These antibodies cause destruction and inflammation which produce a wide variet ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience in Rheumatology
Many: People with lupus may have joint pain, skin rashes, chest pain, heart probelms, hair loss, fingers changing color in the cold, rash in the sunshine ... Read More
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A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience in Rheumatology
Many but need doctor: The first thing to do is define your lupus, everyone with lupus is different.You need to contact your physician - see a rheumatologist, define yo ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
No cure but ...: Lupus cannot be cured but the symptoms can often be controlled. In the 1950s, 60% of lupus patients died within five years. Now, more than 90% survive ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Relatively rare: Relatively rare, although it can be produced by some medications.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rashed Hasan
30 years experience in Pediatrics
SLE: Is a systemic disease and is a form of vascullitis, which means that there is inflammation in the blood vessels as a result it is a multi-system disea ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
43 years experience in Family Medicine
Thin skin: Thin area around the nose/cheeks is very sensitive to sun and the first to show sle signs.
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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

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