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How many types of lupus are there?

How many types of lupus are there?

Depends: There are two main types, Systemic and Discoid. However, systemic may have subtypes. Lupus is a term for wolf and may be applied to TB of the skin also. You may consult this site for information on this topic: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/lupus/basics/definition/CON-20019676 ...Read more

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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

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I have discoid type lesions beginning in various areas. I also have a terrible immune system and was wondering if Lupus was a possible diagnosis...

Criteria for Dx: Eleven criteria are evaluated for diagnosing lupus and four of those need to be positive. You may wish to consult a rheumatologist. The following site provides useful info: http://lupusresearchinstitute.org/lupus-facts/lupus-diagnosis ...Read more

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I get a headache everyday. I also get some type of pain such as back, neck, etc. someone i know just passed from lupus? Im scared i may have it too?

I get a headache everyday. I also get some type of pain such as back, neck, etc. someone i know just passed from lupus? Im scared i may have it too?

Lupus: Dear Tanaya: Lupus (or SLE) is a rare disease. It is unusual to present with headaches or back pain in lupus. So, the answer is no, you don't have lupus. You need to have an evaluation for your headaches; there are many potential causes and treatments for headache and your physician will guide you. Nisha ...Read more

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Can gluten exposure cause systemic arthritic type flare-ups days after exposure? Lupus & RA negative labs.This has happened 3 times last year.

Can gluten exposure cause systemic arthritic type flare-ups days after exposure?  Lupus & RA negative labs.This has happened 3 times last year.

By Gluten "exposure: i assume you are referring to Gastrointestinal ..ingestion and gluten intolerance (adult "coeliac" disease and other Gastro-intestinal disorders leads to GI symptoms..not arthritic flare ups as commonly associated problems! Talk with your PCP about a referral to a Board Certified RHEUMATOLOGIST for further evaluation! Hope this helps! Dr z ...Read more

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My outer palms are red. They have been like this since I had my daughter three years ago. There is no itching or pain. My dr did labs for lupus and rheumatoid arthritis which came back fine. I don't smoke or drink.?

My outer palms are red. They have been like this since I had my daughter three years ago. There is no itching or pain. My dr did labs for lupus and rheumatoid arthritis which came back fine. I don't smoke or drink.?

Suspect estrogen!: Women typically have appreciably more redness around the periphery of the palms and the finger pads than men. It is an effect of estrogen in the body. The fact that you noticed it after the birth of your child, when during pregancy you had much higher estrogen levels, rather proves the point. It is called palmar erythema. Harmless, unless you are male, if you get my drift! ...Read more

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What type of doctor treats lupus nephritis?

What type of doctor treats lupus nephritis?

Nephrologist: A kidney doctor should primarily treat a lupus patient who has kidney involvement. In certain situations, a rheumatologist can treat this condition. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood of a false negative herpes type specific blood test with background of lupus (sle)?

What is the likelihood of a false negative herpes type specific blood test with background of lupus (sle)?

About 0% to 9%: Quest diagnostics' website states that their herpes type-specific IgG antibody test is 91-100% sensitive, so there are a few false negative results. A repeat test can be done 4-6 weeks later, if worried about a false negative. Lupus should not affect the result, but if a person is on strong immuno-suppressive therapy, his antibody production may be blocked, which may make test results unreliable. ...Read more

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What type of dental practice should a person diagnosed with systemic lupus go to? General, periodontal, endodontic?

What type of dental practice should a person diagnosed with systemic lupus go to?  General,  periodontal, endodontic?

Lupus: I would start with a general dentist and then take the necessary referrals to other specialists if your general dentist cannot do the specialty treatment to a high standard. Your local dental society or a local dental school would be a place to start researching an excellent general dentist. ...Read more

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Yes I have butterfly redness across my face. Dermatologist says its not rose. She put some type of thing to my face and said my skin reacts like lupus?

Yes I have butterfly redness across my face. Dermatologist says its not rose. She put some type of thing to my face and said my skin reacts like lupus?

Time for diagnosis: You have three questions to ask the dermatologist. 1. Do i need further testing to arrive at a definite diagnosis? 2. What is the diagnosis? 3. What treatment is indicated? If you get vague answers, seek another opinion. ...Read more

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Does Rosacea appear Brown after Sun exposure? Does Lupus Malar appear Brown after Sun exposure? What type of Butterfly Rash turns Brown in Sun?

Does Rosacea appear Brown after Sun exposure? Does Lupus Malar appear Brown after Sun exposure? What type of Butterfly Rash turns Brown in Sun?

Malar rash: Melasma is a very common patchy brown, tan, or blue-gray facial skin discoloration, usually seen in women in the reproductive years. It typically appears on the upper cheeks, upper lip, forehead, and chin. Lupus may cause a butterfly rash which can be exacerbated by the sun. A malar rash associated with lupus may be erythematous (red) or brown. ...Read more