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Doctor insights on: Are Rosacea And Lupus Connected

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Dr. Joshua Fox
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Rosacea (Definition)

A condition of the thinning of skin where you can see blood vessels ...Read more


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Are autoimmune disorders with rash and episcleritis common?

Are autoimmune disorders with rash and episcleritis common?

Not really: Autoimmune disease are uncommon in the general population. However diseases such as systemic lupus can have both rash and episcleritis. ...Read more

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Are allergies and lupus associated with each other?

Are allergies and lupus associated with each other?

No: Lupus is an autoimmune disorder. Allergies are not autoimmune in nature. ...Read more

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Are both rheumatism and lymphoma connected to the immune system?

Are both rheumatism and lymphoma connected to the immune system?

Sort of...: Rheumatism is a general term for aches and pains. I'm wondering if you mean "rheumtoid arthritis", a specific kind of joint problem that is related to autoimmunity--and that's a kind of overactivation of the immune system. Lymphoma is a cancer of a specific type of blood cell--the white blood cells called lymphocytes that are part of the immune system. ...Read more

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Are discoid lupus and sle different?

Are discoid lupus and sle different?

Yes: Discoid lupus is confined to the skin while systemic lupus can affect literally any organ of the body including the skin. ...Read more

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Is there any connection between systemic lupus and raynaud's phenomenon? Do people with lupus sometimes have raynaud's as part of the illness?

Is there any connection between systemic lupus and raynaud's phenomenon?  Do people with lupus sometimes have raynaud's as part of the illness?

Not always: Raynaud's phenomenon is an exaggerated vascular response to cold temperature or stress. It is not specific to any disease & can be associated with a long list of conditions. It can also occur without any underlying disease (so-called primary raynaud's). Only a small percentage of patients with lupus tend to have raynaud's phenomenon. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of lupus and other autoimmune diseases?

Varied symptoms: Each autoimmune disease can present with multiple symptoms.common ones are rashes, joint pains, hair loss, ulcers in the mouth, irregular menstrual cycles, , photosensitivity, joint swelling etc. Usually its constellation of of signs and symptoms that suggest autoimmune disease.Then it is confirmed by blood tests ...Read more

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Can dermatographia associated with lupus, I have only malar rash and dermatographia, all other things normal?

Dermatographia: The exact cause of dermatographia is unknown. However, it is more associated with allergies rather than lupus. Symptoms of dermatographia usually go away on their own, and treatment for dermatographia generally isn't necessary. However, if the condition is severe or bothersome, your doctor may recommend antihistamine medications such as diphenhydramine, fexofenadine or cetirizine. ...Read more

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How are leukemia and lupus similar?

Lupus is: An autoimmune disease and leukemia is cancer of the blood forming elements. Lupus and leukemia patients can have low blood counts, and by contrast a lupus patient on steroids could have a high wbc, as could a leukemia patient. ...Read more

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Do Asperger and atopic dermetitis are interconnected?

Do Asperger and atopic dermetitis  are interconnected?

Allergies and Asperg: Not directly but studies have shown that this subset of children had more allergies than healthy controls so that they probably do have a slightly higher than average incidence of atopic dermatitis. ...Read more

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What are the tests for systemic lupus erythematosus?

What are the tests for systemic lupus erythematosus?

Positive ANA and...: Positive ANA and a positive double stranded dna antibody titer of significance. This coupled with clinical criteria is the least required for diagnosis. ...Read more

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I get red blister-type lesions around my eyes and in meibomian glands before a flare of autoimmune disease. Are these associated with any particular d?

I get red blister-type lesions around my eyes and in meibomian glands before a flare of autoimmune disease. Are these associated with any particular d?

Rosacea blepharitis: These could be findings associated with rosacea blepharitis which is associated with the common facial skin condition acne rosacea which is not autoimmune. Lupus (autoimmune) can have a facial rash as part of the symptoms, but red blister type lesions around the eyes sounds different. See a dermatologist and/or ophthalmologist for a closer look. ...Read more

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Psoriasis and lipoma, are these two conditions related?

Psoriasis and lipoma, are these two conditions related?

No: Both are extremely common. The molecular basis of each is being worked out and there's no relationship. Lipomas are easy to remove; psoriasis may be trivial or a serious management problem. ...Read more

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What are the similarities between?Polymyositis and fibromyalgia?

What are the similarities between?Polymyositis and fibromyalgia?

Muscle pain: The only similarity is both conditions include muscle pain. The major differences are: polymyositis is an autoimmune disease in which the body inflames the muscles. The treatment with steroids and other rx works well. Exercise and wt loss do not help. Fibromyalgia is not an autoimmune disease (no inflammation). Steroids do not work. Other rx only help a little. Exercise and weight loss do help. ...Read more

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Can you be diagnosed with lupus with +ana homogenous pattern, inflammation shown in skin biopsy and symptoms that all point to lupus?

Can you be diagnosed with lupus with +ana homogenous pattern, inflammation shown in skin biopsy and symptoms that all point to lupus?

It depends: Nobody knows what lupus actually is, so it's diagnosed by criteria. http://www.rheumtutor.com/2012-slicc-sle-criteria/ i need to give you 2 heads-up -- homogeoneous ANA pattern may be a lab error, and people who think they have lupus but don't meet the criteria tend to have a favorable prognosis. Wishing you the best -- the "brain fog" does make me think of lupus. Be strong ; stay proactive. ...Read more

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Does hypothyroidism and interstitial cystitis have any connection? Are they caused by an autoimmune disorder?

Does hypothyroidism and interstitial cystitis have any connection? Are they caused by an autoimmune disorder?

No connection: Hypothyroidism is often autoimmune but interstitial cystitis remains mysterious. Both are very common and I think if you have them both, it's best attributed to dumb luck. I hope you find a way of managing the interstitial cystitis. ...Read more

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Are shriveled fingertips and toes symptoms of an autoimmune disease?

Are shriveled fingertips and toes symptoms of an autoimmune disease?

Yes but....: There are other reasons this occurs. See your primary care doctor to get diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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How are fifth disease and lupus different?

How are fifth disease and lupus different?

Very easily: Simple blood tests will tell you for sure. You need to have parvo titers checked. ...Read more