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Blood Spots Under Eyes Autoimmune Lupus
My blood was borderline elevated for autoimmune diseases. It all started when I got sick and I started seeing spots in my eyes. It was mutes.
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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
Dear sir, I have discoid lupus sypmtoms in my whole body nd extreme blood comes out from acne type spots. How can I get perminant relief from it ?
Do you think if you have any kind of autoimmune disease? Like lupus or anything? Or would it have sawn in blood test. If blood result is normal.
See details: There are literally scores of autoimmune diseases. Some can be diagnosed with the help of lab tests and some cannot. Lupus can be present even if all autoantibody testing is negative. However, this is a rare occurrence. ...Read more
Blood test result- ANA by EIA=negative. Is this reassuring as far as lupus or other autoimmune problem?
Mostly: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, your tests are reassuring but do not 100% exclude autoimmune disorders as there are may such disorders that occur without ANA. ...Read more
Looking for autoimmune diseases to be sure don't have any. Had ana, lupus blood tests, crp, blood counts, all normal, what else can I get?
Which blood tests should be carried out by a GP before recommending the pt to a rheum if any autoimmune disease is suspected, spc. lupus or RA?
I have lupus sle .My eye white part is red swollen looks like a blood clot psinful too is this a flare up from lupus?
I have pain over my right eye, my nose and my forehead, I am also feeling disoriented. I have never had any sinus problems. I do have lupus, high blood pressure and have had heart bypass in the past. It even hurts when i put on my glasses.
Can an ANA test or any blood test used to diagnose auto-immune diseases show all the types of lupus?
Not necessarily: Patients with systemic le will almost always have a positive ana. However, patients with lupus confined to the skin, i.e. Discoid le or scle (subacute cutaneous le)may not have a positive ana. A positive ANA by itself does not necessarily indicate sle and is seen in a number of medical conditions. The diagnosis of sle is made on the basis of historical, clinical and laboratory criteria. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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