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Can Chronic Acne Be Sign Of Infection In Lupus Patients
Recent research found 40% of people with chronic back pain had treatable infection which could be treated with co-amoxiclav. Could this be diagnosed?
Disciitis: Many patients who suffer ruptured discs turn out to have infections locally, and this may well explain why post-operative chronic low back pain persists, if not treated. May be a bit tough to pin down, but certain varieties of bone scans may help. Discuss with an infectious disease specialist and a neurosurgeon. This is a new discovery and not all the issues are worked out so far. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
No!: Eczema is not associated with lupus. In my practice I have many patients with psoriasis & eczema with positive anas.They do not have arthritis, and clearly not lupus or related disease. On the other hand, both eczema and psoriasis affect 10% of the population. With that, one would think that 10% of sle patients have these skin diseases, but though common, just by chance, but they are not related. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prednisone is most likely to be indicated in the management of systemic lupus erythematosus due to what?
Antiinflammatory: Prednisone suppresses inflammation and thus it is intended to control the inflammation resulting from many diseases including lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. It is not a cure or specific for any disease , just a temporary solution. Long term high-dose prednisone can lead to many serious side effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pus, swelling: There will be skin infection around hair follicles varying in size from pimple to large abscess. Typically this is caused by staph or strep. It requires antibiotics and recurrence rate can be decreased by antibacterial soap such as lever 2000, phisohex, phisoderm, hibicleans.S periodic baths with dilute clorox 1 cup per tub will decrease bacteria. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Patient is diagnosed with acute panchreatitis panchreas failed completely infection in lungs and selling in body due to retention of fluids?
What is the question: It sounds as if the patient described is critically ill and without more information there is no way in which to predict outcome. There are numerous causes for pancreatitis and the complications of pancreatic failure can be life-threatening. I wish the patient the best. ...Read more
Does hashimoto's thyroiditis cause immunosuppression? Can prednisone cause latent TB to become active in a patient with chronic sinusitis?
Can IgA and resolving post-infectious glomerulonephritis be differentiated without biopsy?
Also, can the acute onset of post-inf gl be asymptomatic?
Is hidradenitis suppurativa because of infection? How can the pain be handled in patients who can't have NSAIDs?
Hidradenitis.: Hidradenitis suppurativa is a bacterial infection. A rather stubborn one at that. May respond to a combination of antibiotics (Augmentin and Cipro, assuming you’re not allergic to them). In some cases surgical excision of the infected glands is necessary. NSAIDs will offer you no curative benefit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, but...: Psoriatic arthritis can be a very inflammatory disease. We all want pain relief for our patients, but rheumatologists understand the need to reduce inflammation, because it portends continued damge to joints, as well as much earlier cardiac disease. My personal favorites: sulfasalazine with methotrexate, the latter given sc. Some, albeit few, patients need tnf-alpha inhibitors. ...Read more
Can you be diagnosed with lupus with +ana homogenous pattern, inflammation shown in skin biopsy and symptoms that all point to lupus?
It depends: Nobody knows what lupus actually is, so it's diagnosed by criteria. http://www.rheumtutor.com/2012-slicc-sle-criteria/ i need to give you 2 heads-up -- homogeoneous ANA pattern may be a lab error, and people who think they have lupus but don't meet the criteria tend to have a favorable prognosis. Wishing you the best -- the "brain fog" does make me think of lupus. Be strong ; stay proactive. ...Read more
Is there condition where kidneys and/or ureters could be hypersensitive causing moderate to severe pain long term? As a result of many infections?
Interstitial cystiti: See a gyn or uroligist. Interstilial cystitis can be a painful chronic disease. ...Read more
With acute diffuse proliferative glomerulonephritis caused by systemic lupus erythematosus, why would a patient have uremia and hyperkalemia?
Can u name a few autoimmune diseases that can cause joint pain pos ANA fatigue and recurrent kidney infections?
In my late 30s with SLE with secondary sjogrens syndrome.Had symptoms for years.I have no organ involvement. Is the likelihood of this very minimal?
Prognosis of: both lupus and Sjogrens is unpredictable. If your condition is stable and well-controlled, it should continue that way indefinitely. Ask you rheumatologist for more specific advice, because there is tremendous case by case variation. ...Read more
What our risks and symptoms related to prolonged bacterial infection that is systemic from tooth abscess and infections. Over 2 years?
Lots of risks: Having a long standing infection untreated in your body is not a good thing. You need to get rid of the infections- either via extractions or root canal treatment. If left untreated, the bacteria can enter the bloodstream ; cause septicemia- blood poisoning. This can lead to heart issues and in rare situations death. Dental infections need to be treated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could a chronic cough be one of the biggest symptoms in someone with lupus? Even with a clear chest x-ray?
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