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Ankylosing Spondylitis Symptoms Women
No: This is an inflammation of the facets of the spine, the sacroiliac joint and rib facets related to an inherited deficiency of bodily antigen (termed hla b27). Treatment is very helpful and it tends to be episodic. The spondylitis part is when the facts fuse causing stiffness of the spine. You should be under the care of a rheumatologist for this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
They differ in : Classic presentation with reiter's known for eye inflammation and urethral inflammation along with large joint arthritis as a reactive inflammation triggered by infection typically while ankylosing spondylitis is just joint involvement primarily axial or spine/pelvis region of no known trigger. ...Read more
Can be: ? Whether cervical scoliosis, arthritis & lumbar DDD are related to fibromyalgia, FM. One of the multiple co-factors seemingly co-causal of FM is global muscle atrophy & weakness, leading to widespread myalgia & tender points in spastic muscles repetitively stressed/injured by gravitational forces. Painful skeletal derangements can incite sedentariness with loss of muscle mass/tone. Gravity Rules. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I suffer from psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, fibromyalgia, & peripheral neuropathy. I've had spinal L5/S1 lumbar disectomy ?
Your question is ?: Uncertain about the reason you had the the dissectomy because Ankylosing spondylitis you can have a back pain related to that. We need to know more about your medications to decide what else you should be doing I would suggest you discuss this with your rheumatologist. Each of your issues new different therapy ...Read more
If you are B27+: If b27 positive with clinical and radiographic sacroiilitis, you have as. But most patients do not ankylose. Therefore the "name" is somewhat archaic. But treating for pain is inappropriate. Other drugs are needed to suppress inflammation, both for preventing other rheumatic problems, and heart disease and stroke! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Physical + lab tests: The history and physcial is the most importing starting point. Where in the spine are the symptoms? Do you wake up in early morning because of back? Does the pain improve with a activity? Lab tests are helpful as a guide for the diagnosis like the genetic marker hla b-27. Although imaging changes may take a while for x-ray changes; MRI can find inflammation faster. Also family history is a clue. ...Read more
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P-Anca positive, negative MPO??? Wegener's vasculitis suspected due to clinical symptoms. 6 yr old with juvenile arthritis.
Autoimmune: The positive ANCA test supports the diagnosis of an autoimmune disorder but with a negative MPO test (of one the proteins in the neurophils targeted by the disease) the possible diagnoses are many including Wegener's, RA, and others. Further testing including a biopsy may be required. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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ANA+ (1:160 homologous), all other titers NEG (Lupus, RA, vasculitis, etc) Rheum thinks seroneg RA. Morning stiffness, joint/spine/SI pain. Possible?
RA and lupus antibod: If the arthritis looks like RA and the RA antibodies are negative , the disease usually is less erosive and less distrctive to joints and can acrue more symptoms and signs of lupus. If the rheumatoid factor or ccp are positive, that makes the disease act more like ra. ...Read more
Most not JRA!: Children rarely get ccp and rf positive true ra, usually before mid teen years. We now call it "juvenile idiopathic arthritis, " or jia, in recognition that it is usually different. Apart from joint inflammation, fever and rash are much more common. Treatment will vary depending on the age and size of the child. ...Read more
Peds rheumatologist : Pediatric rheumatologists are trained pediatricians who are board certified to care for all kids with chronic inflammatory (autoimmune)arthritis.Pauciarticular(newer name is oligoarticular=few joints) jia/jra is defined as arthritis in 4 or fewer joints.Jia/jra is a significantly different disease than rheumatoid arthritis and complicated by how it can affect growth.Seek a pediatric rheumatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can menopause trigger autoimmune disorders? I was diagnosed with both psoriatic arthritis and celiac disease at 51.
Maybe: There is more autoimmune (AI) disease in older women, but it is unclear if it is related to time or hormones. Time: an AI condition is a problem in the immune system. The longer we live, the more likely a problem will develop. Hormones: women have an immune system that tolerates foreign things, that is how they have a baby. If that tolerance goes away, then there can be an issue. But exact cause? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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