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Can chronic eczema be a sign of lupus, especially with a family history of lupus?

Can chronic eczema be a sign of lupus, especially with a family history of lupus?

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 more

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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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Atopic Dermatitis (Definition)

A range of persistent skin conditions that include dryness and recurring skin rashes that are characterized by one or more of these symptoms: redness, skin edema (swelling), itching, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking, or bleeding. The cause of eczema is unknown but is presumed to be a combination of ...Read more


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Can seborrheic dermatitis have to be a sign of hiv?

Can seborrheic dermatitis have to be a sign of hiv?

No.: Seborrheic dermatitis is a very common skin condition. Because it is an overgrowth of yeast (which is normally on the skin of all of us), it does not indicate a systemic condition. Many people with this condition have warmer body temperatures and tend to perspire more than others, both conditions that encourage yeast to grow. ...Read more

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Can having many allergies be a sign of an autoimmune disorder?

Can having many allergies be a sign of an autoimmune disorder?

It depends: If you have the usual respiratory allergies (allergic rhinitiis, i.E hay fever, or asthma) then it is not. But if you have chronic urticaria (recurrent hives), you may have igg antibody against your mast cell receptors, thus this would be a form of autoimmune condition. ...Read more

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Can itchy arms be a symptom of celiac disease?

Can itchy arms be a symptom of celiac disease?

Yes: Itching blistering rash on elbows, forearms and shins classic skin manifestation of celiac known as dermatitis herpetiformis. ...Read more

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Can psoriasis be part of having lupus?

Can psoriasis be part of having lupus?

See below: On rare occasions they can overlap but Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) can make psoriasis worse. ...Read more

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There is controversy over if Interstitial Cystitis considered an autoimmune disease, or could it be part of a Lupus flare? Lupus causes inflamation.

There is controversy over if Interstitial Cystitis considered an autoimmune disease, or could it be part of a Lupus flare? Lupus causes inflamation.

IC and Lupus: IC (Interstitial Cystitis) is inflammation of the Bladder Wall that can occur by itself or in conjunction with other autoimmune diseases, including Lupus, fibromyalgia, scleroderma, and Sjogren's Syndrome. Research has shown that IC patients are 30 Times more likely to have SLE (systemic lupus erthematosus). If you have IC, tests for Autoimmune conditions should be performed by your Doctor. ...Read more

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Can chronic urticaria in a child be misdiagnosed as eczema?

Can chronic urticaria in a child be misdiagnosed as eczema?

See below: Very unlikely. They are very different on clinical examination of the skin. ...Read more

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Is it possible for eosinophilic esophagitis be a symptom of lupus or other autoimmune disease?

Learning more : A recent publication in the journal of allergy and clinical immunology described a subset of patients with eosinophilic esophagitis who have connective tissue disease. Musculoskeletal pain and hypermobility of the joints were described in these patients. We hope to learn more and more is further research gives us more answers. ...Read more

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Can candida be a symptom of hiv?

Can candida be a symptom of hiv?

Candidiasis: Yes, this can be a manifestation of immune deficiency and if difficult to treat and eradicate even more so. If you think you may have been infected with HIV go and get tested ASAP for that and other STDs. ...Read more

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Can chronically dry skin be a sign of a more serious problem?

Can chronically dry skin be a sign of a more serious problem?

Yes, it's possible: You could have ichthyosis, this is not a harmful condition. Additionally a condition like mycosis fungoides- cutaneous lymphoma is possible. I would start with a good moisturizer like cetaphil or cerave and see if that works. ...Read more

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Can hives be a symptom of staph infection?

Can hives be a symptom of staph infection?

Maybe: In a 2007 turkish study of patients with chronic hives compared to subjects without hives staphylococcus was cultured more frequently from the noses of those with hives. To prove that staph causes hives though it's necessary to show that hives resolve with successful treatment of staph infection. That hasn't been reported yet. Up to 10% of acute hives are caused by streptococcal infection. ...Read more

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Can optic neuritis and hypersensitive skin be a symptom of fibromyalgia ?

Can optic neuritis and hypersensitive skin be a symptom of fibromyalgia ?

NOT REALLY: Optic neuritis is often an initial sign of multiple sclerosis, but may well be an isolated event. An MRI of brain can clarify potential future risk issues. However, optic neuritis is not a part of fibromyalgia. Hypersensitive skin or even allodynia might be due to many conditions and could be part of the multiple trigger zones in fibromyalgia. Your diagnostic picture needs clarification. ...Read more

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Can depression be a sign of cancer?

Can depression be a sign of cancer?

Dep./CA: No cause & effect, but if you develop depression after you are told you have cancer, or were depressed before you were diagnosed with cancer, the depression can affect the course of cancer & your ability to take part in treatment of the cancer. ...Read more

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Can a systemic infection be a cause of pericarditis?

Can a systemic infection be a cause of pericarditis?

Yes: It can... But there are many other causes (drugs, cancer, autoimmune disease), so your physicians should keep thinking of other things if you or your loved ones don't get better. ...Read more

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Can arthritis be a symptom of menopause?

Can arthritis be a symptom of menopause?

I believe that!: There is a burst of rheumatic activity in women after menopause. In some arthritities, estrogen is protective, and loss thereof, can flare problems that were latent. Osteoporosis will accelerate, if not treated or prevented. ...Read more

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Last week I was diagnosed with a condition called erythema nodosum, can this be a sign of cancer, as i'm also taking azathioprine for chrons?

Last week I was diagnosed with a condition called erythema nodosum, can this be a sign of cancer, as i'm also taking azathioprine for chrons?

Part of Crohns: The skin lesion is likely to be one of the manifestations of your inflammatory bowel disease and not a sign of cancer. You may consult this site for information: https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/000881.htm ...Read more

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Could somebody be immune to a symptom of a disease?

Could somebody be immune to a symptom of a disease?

No.: This would make you "immune" to a disease. Seriously, most autoimmune diseases have many symptoms. Most patient may lack one or more features of the disease, or the symptom may be subtle and less pronounced than other features of a condition. This is vitrutally true for most autoimmune diseases! ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

A condition in which tiny, fluid-filled blisters appear on the palms and fingers. ...Read more