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3 Types Of Lupus
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
Lupus erythematosus is a name given to a collection of autoimmune diseases, in which the human immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks normal, healthy tissues.Symptoms of these diseases can affect many different body systems, including joints, skin, kidneys, blood ...Read more
Several sources: Your doctor, the internet, the lupus foundation, etc. ...Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Would any of the dermatologists please recommend a brand/type of sunscreen for a person with systemic 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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