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Autoimmune Diseases When It Affect The Joints Of The Toes
Is lupus attacking the nerves the same as ms? I know they’re different diseases, but when lupus affects the nervous system, does it do it the same way as ms? Are the symptoms the same?
One kind of lupus: Lupus has many ways of hurting and destroying organs, one kind of lupus of the nervous system is similar and may coincide with ms numbness poor function disconections of short circuits in electric system (nerves are like cables, with ms you loose the insulation, myelin). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Which autoimmune disease or other process causes big toes to suddenly deviate into other toes, creating painful bunions, and the pisiform bones in wrists to enlarge at the same time?
Will reiters syndrome always show up on x-ray? What about the arthritis in the tendons and other diseases that effect the tendons?
No: Reiter's syndrome is an old term not used clinically anymore to describe a type of reactive arthritis that is an inflammatory arthritis that is self-limited and triggered by certain types of infections (specific diarrheal infections, chlamydia, mycoplasma). It often affects tendons and the entheses (attachment sites of tendons to bone), so they generally cannot be seen on regular x-ray films. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does Lupus have to do with facet joint disease of spine with the osteoarthritis of the knees any relationship between the two?how lupus effect it
No: The two issues are unrelated.Get a more detailed answer ›
Incredibly rare: Some types of tissue breakdown look like vasculitis such as tissue necrosis related to hypercoagulable state induced by circulating anticoagulants or related to coumadin (warfarin). This is a very tricky problem and if true needs a sophisticated coagulation workup including lupus anticoagulant, russell viper venom test, protein c, s, leiden factor 5 and additinal tests. See the doc!if breast is abnormal. ...Read more
It could affect : The entire foot for sure.....I have patients in the winter who come inland the entire bottom of the foot is purple and then changes color. ...Read more
Bad: Ra is an inflammotry disorder, characterized by high levels of CRP in the body. CRP does not cause the damge, but is the best surrogate marker for inflammation in the body, particularly the blood stream. Inflammation hurts the ling of blood vessels and increases the tendency to deposit cholesterol plaques. It raises clotting factors, such as fibrinogen which makes the blood more liely to clot! ...Read more
Yes: Usually systemic.Get a more detailed answer ›
Pain in the joints of the right hand where the fingers meet the palm. What could this be? Arthritis? I'm in mid-30's. Is that too soon?
Autoimmune: Actually most affect the whole system but in some cases the symptoms may express themself on one side. ...Read more
What is the genetic abnormality that the fingers are flexible and they touch the wrist from the opposite called?
Hyperlaxity: Being able to bend your thumb backwards to touch your arm/wrist is a finding that suggests "more than normal mobility" for which the fancy term is "hyperlaxity." this is not always a "genetic disorder" and if does not come with any pain or other problems is generally considered on the spectrum of normal. However, if there are other symptoms then an evaluation is appropriate. ...Read more
Does my risk of Lyme disease increase if the tick head gets stuck in the skin during the removal process?
Lyme Disease: Only blacklegged ticks in the highly endemic areas of the northeastern and north central U.S. Are commonly infected. Finally, blacklegged ticks need to be attached for at least 24 hours before they can transmit lyme disease. This is why it's so important to remove them promptly and to check your body daily for ticks if you live in an endemic area. ...Read more
Is there diseases that attacks peripheral nerves throughout the body and cranial nerves my situation started after EBV ?
Carry the lupus gene, and have major infections or trauma 2 the body can that start lupus in motion?
Clubbing: Due to diseased lung and heart, as a cause of low oxygen to body tissues, there is a characteristic bluish color change and swelling in finger nail beds, called clubbing. The exact cause for sporadic clubbing is unknown, with numerous theories as to its cause. Vasodilation (distended blood vessels), secretion of growth factors from the lung etc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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