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wegeners granulomatosis and lupus coexisting

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Dr. Kimberly Liang
18 years experience Rheumatology
Autoimmune disease: Like all autoimmune diseases, the cause is not really known, but likely a combination of genetic factors and environmental exposures (e.g., infections ... Read More

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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience Family Medicine
Inflammation : Wait for your doctor,s diagnosis as he has all the answers. Good Luck
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted King
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Yes: Wegener's granulomatosis with polyangiitis is an incurable form of vasculitis (inflammation of blood vessels) that affects the lungs, kidneys, and oth ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Dr. Kyon Hood answered
19 years experience Pediatrics
WG: Wegener’s granulomatosis (WG) is a rare disease that causes the walls of blood vessels to become inflamed (called vasculitis). This limits blood flow ... Read More
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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Probably: Elevation of ALPtase is of concerned but it may also indicate bone repair after a fracture. The conservative approach would be to check it again in a ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: This would not have accounted for your symptoms. Make sure you get a lung function test to find out whether asthma is the only cause for your breathi ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt/ workup: From your history, your symptoms warrant further evaluation. This may include imaging of your chest, pulmonary function testing and a cardiac evaluati ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
None: lupus needs to be controlled with meds that treat the underlying inflammatory process, not with pain meds.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Not likely: Why worry about 3 disorders, as you likely possess one unifying diagnosis to explain your problems. A good place to start is with an endocrinologist ... Read More

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