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Antibodies Lupus Cmg Virus
I have recurring flares of rashes, joint pain, muscle aches, debilitating fatigue, dizziness. I have photosensitity and one episode of my WBC at 2.0 years back. My ANA is 6:40. I'm on plaquenil. Why are all my other antibodies neg for lupus?
Maybe SLE maybe not.: Diagnosis of rheumatologic disease is generally based on symptoms with support from lab. Sounds like you have a rheumatologic disease and are being treated with a rheumatologic agent perhaps by a rheumatologist. They can explain your particular situation better, but suffice it to say tests are not always right and a single test does not generally make or break a diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
If someone's heart stops due to damage from a virus attacking the heart, or like lupus can a defibrillator get the heart started again ?
Depends on "stop": There is a misunderstanding about when a defibrillator works. Defibrillators work when there is erratic electrical activity in the heart (ventricular arrhythmia). The shock delivered actually stops the heart, then intrinsic electrical activity in the heart restarts it. If the heart is stopped already, the shock doesn't help. Having said that, regardless of cause, they work in the right situation. ...Read more
Have lupus& POTS. Got bad respiratory virus & both the lupus & POTS flared causing me to miss multiple days of work.How 2 prevent flare from virus?
The usual: Sorry to hear about your debilitating flare ups. There are many things that can trigger a Lupus flare up. You should consult your Rheumatologist for a specific action plan. For a respiratory virus I want to emphasize prevention. Good diet, vitamins if not, exercise as tolerated, adequate restful sleep, reduce stress, hand hygiene and avoid touching your face, avoid anyone who may have a cold. ...Read more
I have lupus & have bad respiratory virus. I have had body aches, severe fatigue, cough, etc.Missed week of work.Possible lupus flare from virus?
Possible: There is a terrible respiratory illness going around the Milwaukee area but often has responded to the Z pal depending on symptoms. In your case without more history and exam hard to tell if you have a lupus flare but I can tell you in normal people this illness can knock them out for over a week. You would best see a doc!! Hope you fee better real soon!! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
With lupus, is it normal 2 flare with a simple virus?I have stomach virus &have mild sharp chest pains, jt pains, dizziness, etc like I do w/flares.
Need more informatio: I would consider three things. The first is everything is a viral illness. The second is everything is a lupus flare. And third yes infections can cause lupus to flare. In science to get an immune response in the lab one thing we do is to use some type of stimulation. Over the years a substance called freunds adjuvant which is developed from infectious protein can stimulate immune reaction better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rehumy says borderline lupus maybe was just a virus despite negative ebv, and stds. Doctor says no to stay on plaquenil for remition. Who do I believe?
See below: I would be inclined to side with the rheumatologist, but perhaps you need a second opinion from a different rheumatologist to settle the issue. ...Read more
I'm an 18 year old male with severe thrombocytopenia and anemia discovered on a cbc. Bone marrow biopsy was normal. Cat was normal. No viruses. No offending drugs. No lupus. Any ideas of a diagnosis?
Blood tests showed high antibodies to: ana, ssdna, sm, rnp/sm, ssa(ro), ssb(la), scl-70, centromere. Is this likely lupus or a different automimmune?
Prob false positive: To have all these antibodies to be positive is suggestive of a false positive result. Virus infection can cause similiar findings. Ultimately these results have to be interpretted in the context of your doctor's findings. Talk to your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a thyroglobulin antibody test taken and the results were 320. What does this mean? Should I be concerned about lupus, hashimoto's disease or thyroid cancer? I have been diagnosed with hypothyroid and the medicine I have been taking in addition to ve
Hashimoto's you have: You had become hypothyroid because you have hashimoto's thyroiditis, which was confirmed by the elevated thyroglobulin activity. You should not worry about lupus, or other conditions such as cancer. The strongest association with hashimoto's and another autoimmune problem is psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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