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what is the difference between autoimmune diseases and polymyalgia rheumatica

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: Yes, polymyalgia rheumatica is an autoimmune disease.

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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alfred Kim
15 years experience Rheumatology
PMR likely autoimm: So ANA is probably the most misinterpreted test by almost everyone: it is just a screen for autoimmunity, but not all autoimmunity. And a positive ANA ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jordan Fersel
36 years experience Pain Management
See below: Pmr is an auto immune disease. In auto immune diseases certain types of white blood cells attack your own tissues and cause cell or tissue destruction ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Inflammatory vs. not: Can produce similar symptoms, but PMR is an inflammatory condition for which there is a single and effective treatment. FM is a condition with less d ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Systemic, Local: Autoimmune arthritis diseases can include inflammation of the joints , connective and soft tissues as well as involvement any part of the body. Oste ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
See below: Rheumatic arthritis is no longer used as a term for rheumatoid arthritis which is an autoimmune disease. Acute rheumatic fever, an infectious disease, ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
33 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Reactive Arthritis: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/reiter_disease. http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/mobileart.asp?articlekey=927.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Night and day: They are titally different. Hypothyroidism is a low thyroid hormone production and fibromyalgia is a neurologic disorder of processing of pain impulse ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: I assume lupus like syndrome have some features similar to lupus but are not actually lupus.
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A male asked:
Dr. Faisal Akbari
12 years experience Internal Medicine
General vs specific: Rheumatism is a general term used to refer problems of the joint or tissue. Rheumatoid arthritis is a specific diagnosis. It is a systemic, inflamm ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
53 years experience Neurosurgery
A penny: Wilson's disease is a hereditary condition involving abnormal copper metabolism. It may involve optic & other non-neural tissue. It isn't curable but ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
Totally unrelated: Fifth disease or erythema infectiosum is a viral infection caused by parvovirus b19. Systemic lupus erythematosis is an autoimmune disease that is no ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
RA vs lupus: They are both autoimmune diseases and they share many common symptoms. Lupus usually presents with a rash and effects one organ at the time, while RA ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience Hospital-based practice
Infectious disease: Unrelated terms. Infectious disease is a disease that is affecting the body as a result of a bacterial, viral or fungal infection. It could be an acut ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Major differences: is symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Greenfield
40 years experience Rheumatology
They are similar: Both are autoimmune diseases and to varying degree, they have overlapping symptoms. Patients with lupus can have symptoms of sjogrens and vice versa. ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones answered
44 years experience Family Medicine
Lab: Signs, symptoms, sophisticated specific lab testing.
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Lupus is a : Specific type of ctd.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
31 years experience Podiatry
Unknown: It is currently not known definitively if there us a correlation, but i found this abstract regarding a study that might indicate association of the t ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Cooperman
45 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
The cause: Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease where the body is reacting to it self so to speak. Osteo is a wear and tear, use related issue.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
2 different diseases: Diabetes is a disorder where your blood sugar runs high. Addison's disease is a disease at the adrenal gland where it fails to produce its hormones. ... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Blake Miller
12 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Difference: They are both rheumatologic conditions, however RA usually has detectable blood markers suggesting joint degeneration in specific patterns as a result ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
34 years experience Pain Management
Huge difference: The difference is huge: scleroderma is an autoimmune disease in which the body attacks itself & causes the skin to become hardened, decreasing the pat ... Read More
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