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Can A Kid With Fifths Disease Be Misdiagnosed With Lupus
Fifth disease is a condition in which a person (usually a child) has a rash due to "parvovirus B19" infection. The mild rash may resemble a "slapped-cheek" with reddened cheeks. Joint pain, fever, and general flu-like symptoms may also occur. This infection goes away without treatment in healthy children and adults, but pregnant ...Read more
Trying to find out why I have sudden, severe joint pain in the metacarpophalangeal joints of both hands. I have joint pain in my hands, worse in the thumbs. My doctors have no idea what's causing it. Tests for ra, lupus, gout, fifth disease, etc, all have
Fifth disease …: …is a viral illness (parvovirus b19) aka erythema infectiosum or "slapped cheek" disease. Red cheeks, as if slapped, is one of first symptoms; some may have fever; lacy rash develops on arms & legs; some may have joint pains. Children usually don't act "sick". Use tylenol/ children's Motrin for fever/aches. Otherwise, no tx required. Infxn resolves on its own. Don't expose pregnant d/t fetal risk. ...Read more
Labs,imaging, biopsy: Lupus and sarcoidosis affects many organs and both can have similar symptoms.However doctor(rheumatologist) can differentiate these two diseases by various blood tests, imaging and sometimes biopsy - skin, liver and kidney depending on the organ involved.So the diagnosis is often clear, raraly misdiagnosed. The diagnosis must be confirmed as the treatment options are quite different. ...Read more
Diagnosed with lupus years ago but my C3 and C4 have always been normal even when I'm in a flare. Is this possible or was I likely misdiagnosed?
Yes, it can be.: Decreases serum C3 or C4 could either forecast or mark a renal flare, not always seen in SLE. If you have/had at least 4 of the 11 disorders there is a strong chance that you have lupus. 1. Malar rash 2. Discoid rash 3. Photosensitivity 4. Oral ulcers 5. Arthritis 6. Serositis 7. Kidney 8. Neurological 9. Blood 10. Immunologic (A-DNA, A -SM A -PhL) antibodies 11. ANA ...Read more
I was diagnosed with ra. Recently, I have been showing the symptoms of lupus. Minus the butterfly rash. Is it possible that i was misdiagnosed?
RA and LUPUS: Ra is a crippling collagen disease and also related to lupus. The two kinds of lupus are discoid (localized) and systemic. The sx are similar but it depends on the organ involved. Both give positive results in the blood, RA positive and le positive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How 2 get others 2understand lupus fatigue?When I am on empty i'm always asked 2work late cuz coworkers have kids &i'm single. As result, I get sick.
See below: Perhaps if you ask your fp/rheumatologist to write a note to your supervisor/boss (within the hipaa guidelines)—whoever insists on asking you to work late—explaining your condition & reminding him/her of ada, the message may get through. Single people should not be penalized for being single. ...Read more
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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