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Doctor insights on: 3 Types Of Lupus

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Symptoms of lupus? Do u have to have butterfly radh, I have severe psoradis, placque type

See below: The butterfly or malar rash is one of several signs or symptoms but you do not have to have it to have lupus. It is unusual to have both systemic lupus with psoriasis though it can happen. If one has psoriasis, that individual is more apt to have psoriatic arthritis than lupus. See a rheumatologist to clarify what exactly you have. ...Read more

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My mum has lupus and IV been tested and tould I have factor five lyroid what is a diffent type to my mum i would like to no bout it please help?

Lupus: Sorry but your question is confusing. I assume u r asking about factor 5 leiden deficiency. Factor v leiden (fak-tur five lide-n) is a mutation of one of the clotting factors in the blood called factor v. This mutation can increase your chance of developing abnormal blood clots (thrombophilia), usually in your veins. ...Read more

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Can hip constant pain for past three weeks be associated with lupus?

Can hip constant pain for past three weeks be associated with lupus?

Yes: If you have hip pain and known lupus and especially if you have taken prednisone, i would be concerned about a condition called avascular necrosis. Have it examined and if it is truly the hip then get an mri. ...Read more

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What type of blood work is needed to diagnose lupus?

SLE: Systemic Lupus Erethematosus is an autoimmune disease that is diagnosed by a careful history and observation of symptoms along with lab tests. A malar rash, photosensitivity, oral ulcers, renal (kidney), cardiac, or neurological disorder, joint pain, and other symptoms may point a physician towards an SLE diagnosis. Lab tests include ANA, antibodies to double stranded DNA, Cardiolipin, SSA &SSB. ...Read more

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What type of treatment can be given when lupus-like symptoms do not quite warrant a diagnosis? Do I have to wait for a true diagnosis to get relief?

A correct diagnosis: Get a correct diagnosis now. People with lupus can have a variety of symptoms that can be present in other conditions. If you do not have lupus you have something else. This needs to be defined and then you get help now. Waiting for a diagnosis that you may never get is not going to help you. ...Read more

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What type of neurological symptoms do you have with lupus?

Varies: Systemic lupus erythematosis has many symptoms. Having sle does not mean that you will have neuro symptoms. In its most dangerous form neurologic sle can cause psychosis, siezures, mono neuritis multiplex ( multiple peripheral nerves not functioning properly) , and/or cranial nerve abnormmalities. Sle can also cause many other neuro symptoms. You should discuss all symptoms with your doctor. ...Read more

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Which type of neurological symptoms do you have with lupus?

Many possibilities: The type of involvement can be varied with numerous possibilities. Lupus can involve either the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) or peripheral nerves. Psychiatric disturbances are the most common manifestations of CNS involvement. ...Read more

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Would any of the dermatologists please recommend a brand/type of sunscreen for a person with systemic lupus?

Would any of the dermatologists please recommend a brand/type of sunscreen for a person with systemic lupus?

See details: Doctors on the site will not promote specific brands of a product. Use one with an spf of 50 or greater. ...Read more