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Auto Immune Skin Diseases
Pemphigus: There are multiple immunosuppressive treatments available for the management of pemphigus. Typically treatment begins with oral steroids but commonly Dapsone or intravenous immunoglobulins are also used. Unfortunately, many autoimmune diseases must be treated by trial and error methods to find the most effective medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The immune system developed to tell our own, normal cells (self) from foreign and abnormal cells (non-self). This lets the immune system eliminate viruses, bacteria, fungi and cancer cells from our body without harming normal cells. Sometimes the immune system fails to tell self from non-self and it attacks normal cells, for example in ...Read more
Can autoimmune disorders cause premature wrinkles / thinner skin? What kinds of auto immune diseases?
My skin is thin all over my body, I have raynauds, dry skin, dry eyes, telogen effluvium, vertical ridges in nails. Could it be auto immune disease?
Yes: Unfortunately you are absolutely right.Get a more detailed answer ›
Diarrhoea, loose stools since 3 years, brittle hair, skin pigmentation, PCOS, borderline anemia, low vit d, watery eyes. Is this auto-immune disease?
My skin pigmentation is severely in distress as well as the condition of my skin most noticeable area is my face. I have been on a high dose of amphetamines for about nine years for a severe auto immune sleep disorder. I have some of the classic "tweaker
No clue: You need to see your pcp and probably get a referral to a dermatologist. Amphetamines can cause reduction of blood flow to the skin (and other organs), and that may be part of what is going on, but I have not seen or heard of this complaint. I have taken care of lots and lots of kids on high doses of adderal or concerta, and have not seen this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many bone lesions: CRMO, chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis, affects many areas of skeleton(usually > 2) with subacute infection withs lytic. mixed, and sclerotic lesions without detection of causative organism. It usually affects young,5 to 15 years of age. Can have typical lesions of jaw and clavicle. Lesions can occur in spine or appendicular skeleton, symmetric or asymmetric.NSAIDs or biologics Rx ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many bone lesions: CRMO, chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis, affects many areas of skeleton (usually > 2) with subacute infection withs lytic. mixed, and sclerotic lesions without detection of causative organism. It usually affects young, 5 to 15 years of age. Can have typical lesions of jaw and clavicle. Lesions can occur in spine or appendicular skeleton, symmetric or asymetric. NSAIDs or biologics Rx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are all rheumatic diseases auto immune disease s or is there a difference in the 2. If there different what is the difference clinically?
More than a 100 kind: Over 100 different kinds of arthritis and related diseases (rheumatic diseases) some metabolic, gout and pseudogout. Some genetic (hemochromatosis) many autoimmune, your immune system reacts against part of your body. Most common rheumatoid arthritis. There are autoimmune diseases that do not cause arthritis, ms, penphigus. ...Read more
Is it possible for a person to pass on an auto immune disease without having it active in they're system?
Most cases are : There is a big genetic component of diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, scleroderm etc...These are autoimmune disease and often transmitted to the offsprings during younger years when diseases are actually not active. When disease is very active/advanced, infertility is an issue and so often they are passed on earlier when women can more easily concieve. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
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