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Is melasma a symptom of systemic lupus erythematosus sle

A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angus Worthing
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
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
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
SLE treatment: Systemic lupus erythematosus (sle) is a long-term autoimmune disorder that may affect the skin, joints, kidneys, brain, and other organs. There is no ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
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
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Systemic lupus: Lupus erythematosus is a chronic inflammatory disease of unknown cause. The immune system attacks the patient's own body (autoimmunity) and can inflam... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 56 years experience
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
Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
11 criteria: There are eleven diagnostic criteria for lupus including arthritis, rash, raynauds, low white count, pleurisy or pericarditis, kidney disease, seizur... Read More
A 33-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
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Relatively rare: Relatively rare, although it can be produced by some medications.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rashed Hasan
Pediatric Critical Care 32 years experience
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
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Thin skin: Thin area around the nose/cheeks is very sensitive to sun and the first to show sle signs.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
Systemic lupus/teens: Yes it can appear in teens.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
SLE: Lupus erythematosus is a name given to a collection of autoimmune diseases, in which the human immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks normal, h... Read More
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