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Autoimmune Diseases That Can Cause Itchy Rash
In auto immune disease the enemy is from with in . As name implies "auto" is self and "immune " is immune system . One 's own immune system for unknown reason turns against self and destroys or damages tissues or cells . List of auto immune disease are many and growing . End result is destruction of of tissues such as thyroid , pancreas or cells such as white ...Read more
Yes.: Hives may be the first symptom of autoimmune diseases like lupus. Hives that are a symptom of lupus are chronic. That means that you suffer from hives everyday or nearly everyday for at least 6 weeks. Still when looking at all patients with chronic hives less than 1% have lupus. The presence of chronic hives is a very good reason to visit a board-certified allergist who can rule lupus in or out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can psoriasis cause random inflammation where ever it "wants"? Or are there specific immune related diseases that cause random benign inflammation?
No it cannot: It is confined basically to skin and arthritic issues. ...Read more
Maybe (not) . . .: Hypothyroidism isn't usually my first thought when someone complains of a maculopapular rash although underactive thyroid has been linked to various rashes. Instead, loss of energy, undesired weight gain, inability to lose weight, cloudy thinking, depression, constipation, etc make me think more of hypothyroidism. Check out http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/hypothyroidism/ds00353 for more info. ...Read more
Atopic Dermatitis: Atopic dermatitis, an immune/allergic disorder, can produce eczema on the skin, as well as red swollen itchy eyelids, and a rash. However, a simple contact allergy, unrelated to an immune disorder can produce similar findings. See your ophthalmologist and perhaps an allergist as well to look into it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Parinaud's: Parinaud's oculoglandular syndrome, a combination of granulomatous conjunctivitis in one eye, and swollen lymph nodes in front of the ear on the same side. Most cases are caused by cat-scratch disease, altho the bacteria causing tularemia, and herpes simplex and some fungi have been involved. It should not be confused with the midbrain neurological syndrome also named after parinaud. ...Read more
Can sjogrens cause sun induced aches, fatigue, rash? My rheumatologist says yes & that many connect tissue diseases can have photosensitivity.
Rash with sarcoidosi: 25% of patients have rashes as the presentation.The rashes are more common in lower extremities.It can be erythema nodosum, which is raised painful bumps more common in lower extremities, or plaque like rash or reddish brown maculopaoular rash.The rash usually disappear without any treatment i 2 to 4 weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Meningitis: These are possible depending upon the causative organism. ...Read more
Sx's: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more
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
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