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Can Herpes Trigger Lupus
There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more
What is the likelihood of a false negative herpes type specific blood test with background of lupus (sle)?
About 0% to 9%: Quest diagnostics' website states that their herpes type-specific IgG antibody test is 91-100% sensitive, so there are a few false negative results. A repeat test can be done 4-6 weeks later, if worried about a false negative. Lupus should not affect the result, but if a person is on strong immuno-suppressive therapy, his antibody production may be blocked, which may make test results unreliable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can herpes & lupus when it cums to break out of blister act the same? Does herpes blister have an odor or does lupus blister have an odor?
Lupus and herpes: There is a blistering form of lupus called bullous lupus. Blisters are large or small, there are many of them and they are distributed evenly on both sides of the body. Herpes is one location, grouped vesicles on a red patch. People with weakened immune systems may have blisters in more than one location. Neither lupus nor herpes blisters have an odor unless infected. Please see your doctor asap. ...Read more
painful scab inside the nose NOT from lupus or herpes? How to treat, when to see Dr? Neosporin ok?
4 DAYS NEOSPORIN: GIVE IT ONLY 4 DAYS IF NO IMPROVEMENT SEE ENT DOCTOR. DONOT TRY TO PEEL IT OFF YOURSELF ...Read more
Unlike herpes, my ulcers first have a white covering & then break open, never have a red center.Believed lupus/vasculitis misdiagnosis. Wht cld it be?
Fluorescent is safe: We do not fully understand why sun light, particularly the ultra-violet rays cause flare of sle. Sunlight also can cause rashes without allergy, cause attacks of some metabolic abnormalities (porphyria) and rashes when taking certain medications (minocycline, for instance). Fluorescent light is safe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to be diagnosed in 2008 with lupus and now sudenly says you have fibrositosis? Though I have had lupus triggers and signs and symptoms?
Two possibilities!: Initial diagnosis was wrong! but no medicines to treat sle! that makes me wonder if you see a rheumatologist, which you should with lupus. The second possibility, is that lupus treatment may have eradicated your double-stranded dna titer, such that the diagnosis, if corroborated by this test, with clinical features, is no longer positive. Looking at your med list? See a rheumatologist! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Short answer is yes: It is a very complication question, but it has been proven that one of the environmental factors that link with lupus is infection whether is virus or bacteria. More commonly is with strong family history with lupus or other autoimmune conditions and put your genetic pool in a more vulnerable position. ...Read more
Anxiety and Lupus: Stress and anxiety can clearly exacerbate the symptoms of any medical condition. The muscles in the body are tightening up, corticosteroids are being distributed, and there is a whole host of other body changes. Find ways to reduce stressors in your life, and try to teach yourself to focus on positives. Counseling could also help you develop tools to reduce stress and anxiety. ...Read more
Mysterious lupus: It is not known what causes lupus erythematosus. Referring to antiquity, lupus was used to describe several different rashes. It could be autoimmune, where the body attacks itself such as lupus erythematosus or discoid lupus. It could be caused by tuberculosis infection such as lupus vulgaris. It could be related to another inflammatory disease such as sarcoidosis which causes lupus pernio. ...Read more
No evidence !: No evidence that this is so.Get a more detailed answer ›
Many things; viruses: So it's unclear exactly what triggers a lupus flare. What we do know it that lupus activates that same immune pathway as viruses (called the type one interferon pathway). So any virus infection (i.e. A cold) can trigger a lupus flare. This is likely only one of many pathways that could induce lupus symptoms. Fyi: there are clinical trials targeting this interferon pathway for lupus pts ongoing. ...Read more
What would trigger a flareup of lupus arthritis after baby born. I woke this am in stiffness and pain.?
Common: The homrmone changes with the delivery. Most lupus patients use a bit of steroid after dlivery for a few weeks to tide them over. ...Read more
High histone ab (5.6) neg ana, not taking a med that would cause histone to be high(per 3 dr's) having lupus symptoms. Does ANA take time to "trigger"?
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