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Are There Stages Of Lupus
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
Complex: Lupus is a complex autoimmune disease in which the body is attacking its own tissue. Lupus is famous for affecting different people in different ways. The effects can be so different from person to person that it does not even look like they have the same diagnosis. Lupus does not have stages and there is no single predictable progression or path that all lupus patients take. ...Read more
Diagnosised with igg4 deficiency & lupus (informally stage 2) on medication incl plasmoquine ,health is deterioating, dr is hestating on chemoth why?
Ask the hesitant why: This can only really be answered by the hesitant provider whom already knows you as a patient. Many factors can be involved, and the doctor is probably looking out in your best interest, including possible adverse reactions to treatment which might not yet be appropriate. Write down your questions for your MD...you sound quite intelligent....and don't fear demanding answers. Zmd ...Read more
I have lupus & just found out i also have parkinson's, i will get the full stage of where I am tomorrow but does this decrease my life expectancy any?
What kind of life expectancy will a child diagnosed with lupus have? Also, what will be the quality of life in the mid to end stage?
If someone is suspectd to get lupus in later stages i.E 30s-40s.Will his blood test for ANA & antidns b +iv in 10s-20s without disease symtoms.
Need big picture: I understand that you have mouth ulcers, unexplained weight loss, and are taking azathioprine and Plaquenil / hydroxychloroquine; you have a positive ANA at some titer and anti-dsdna. I suspect you have lupus though no one really knows what lupus is and it's defined by criteria; the burning question is whether to treat this aggressively. You deserve a 2nd opinion beyond what we can do. Best 2u. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 22 months out liver transplant due to "cryptogenic cirrhosis" now have stage 3 fibrosis with bridging. No hepc. Lupus. Progression/prognosis?
Impossible to say: If you have stage 3 fibrosis in the new transplanted liver, that is certainly of concern. The lack of bridging (a precursor to cirrhosis) is encouraging. I am certain you have an entire transplant team available to you - these questions must be posed to your transplant doctors - surgeons, gastroenterologists and others who know your full history to get a meaningful answer, not my guessing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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