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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Perhaps: Autoimmune diseases such as lupus are considered conditions from impairment in immune regulation (which tends to worsen as we age). Sun exposure has b ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kalista Hughes-hester
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Lupus criteria: There are several tests for lupus. Just because your ANA may be negative does not mean you are exempt. Other symptoms/signs include rash, joint ache ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No you are not: lupus is sometimes hard to diagnose, evasive, and shares the same symptoms and lab results with other diseases, but in the end we treat patients not l ... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chukwuma Onyeije
Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Autoimmune disease: Everyone’s body has an immune system which is intended to fight infection. Autoimmune disorders occur when someone’s immune system attacks their bodie ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leila Wing
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Autoimmune disease: Lupus (or sle or systemic lupus erythematosus) is an autoimmune disease that can cause many symptoms including joint pains, kidney disease, rashes, bl ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amanda Xi
Dr. Amanda Xi answered
6 years experience General Practice
Inflammatory disease: Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease [instead of your body fighting germs or bacteria, it starts to attack healthy cells] with unknown cause.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
21 years experience Rheumatology
An autoimmune diseas: Lupus is an autoimmune disease where your immune systems turns on itself and starts attacking your body. There are four types: systemic, subacute cuta ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Autoimmune: Lupus erythematosus is one of the autoimmune disorders in which the body reacts against itself and destroys one's own cells and tissues. Usual manife ... Read More
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A 58-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shaym Puppala
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Auto-immune disease: Systemic lupus erythematosis: a complex disease. It is an "auto-immune" disease (production of antibodies attacking the sufferer's own body). Symptom ... Read More
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Dr. Angus Worthing
18 years experience Internal Medicine
Autoimmune disease: The immune system causes inflammation in skin (often red cheeks after sun exposure), and/or joints, and sometimes organs like kidney, muscle, liver, b ... Read More
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