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Systemic (Definition)

A condition that involves the whole body as compared to a part of the body. For example diabetes ...Read more


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Can amyloidosis also present if I have systemic lupus?

Can amyloidosis also present if I have systemic lupus?

Infrequently: Amyloidosis is an infrequent finding in sle and is seen more frequently in ra, which is the most common autoimmune disease association. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have discoid lupus and systemic lupus at the same time?

Is it possible to have discoid lupus and systemic lupus at the same time?

Skin deep: Discoid lupus is a type of skin lupus. Most patients with it do not get systemic lupus. Occasionally people with systemic lupus get .Discoid lupus rash as part of their disease. ...Read more

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Can i have eds and lupus at the same time?

Can i have eds and lupus at the same time?

Yes.: EDS has 11 types, all hereditary,all with gene mutations causing problems with collagen in skin,bone,blood vessels.Symptoms include stretchy easily bruised skin, double jointedness,back pain,flat feet,early arthritis,etc. Lupus, an autoimmune disease, requires 4 of 11criteria.MalarorDiscoidrash,Photosensitivity,OralUlcers,Arthritis,Serositis,KidneyDz,Neurologic Sx's,Blood abn,immunologic,ANA. ...Read more

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How to handel haveing lupus and cancer at the same time?

How to handel haveing lupus and cancer at the same time?

It can be done: Managing 2 chronic illnesses at the same time is challenging. The cancer is the more immediately life threatening issue so it get the priority for treatment. Lupus can be a problem in terms of chemo side effects, yet sometimes the cancer treatment helps the lupus. Depends on what treatment is given. Talk it over with your oncologist. Treatment can be very successful, so keep positive attitude ...Read more

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Could treatments for nocardia and amyloidosis be administered at the same time?

Could treatments for nocardia and amyloidosis be administered at the same time?

Yes: However, you are talking about a rather unusual situation with special challenges that your doctor(s) are in a better position to answer. ...Read more

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Can gluten exposure cause systemic arthritic type flare-ups days after exposure? Lupus & RA negative labs.This has happened 3 times last year.

Can gluten exposure cause systemic arthritic type flare-ups days after exposure?  Lupus & RA negative labs.This has happened 3 times last year.

By Gluten "exposure: i assume you are referring to Gastrointestinal ..ingestion and gluten intolerance (adult "coeliac" disease and other Gastro-intestinal disorders leads to GI symptoms..not arthritic flare ups as commonly associated problems! Talk with your PCP about a referral to a Board Certified RHEUMATOLOGIST for further evaluation! Hope this helps! Dr z ...Read more

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I didn't take most of my meds in the past month including my Plaquenil for lupus BECAUSE i had long Viral Upper respiratory tract infection at the same time my stomach was paralyzed Gastroprosis.Now after,if i Restart Plaquenil is it still effective

I didn't take most of my meds in the past month including my Plaquenil for lupus BECAUSE i had long Viral Upper respiratory tract infection at the same time my stomach was paralyzed Gastroprosis.Now after,if i Restart Plaquenil is it still effective

MED QUEST(ION)!: Here is a link to the manufacturers monograph on the medication: http://products.sanofi.ca/en/plaquenil.pdf. The medication's effects can take anywhere from 4 to 12 weeks to be optimized, and there are multiple side effects. With your stated medical history, I would not restart the medication before first consulting with the prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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Do all lupus patients have the same symptoms? 

No: The disease can vary greatly.Some have skin involvement only while others never develop skin involvement. Others have arthritis only. Followup with your doctor is important to monitor your ideas and treatment. Lupus can be self limited and burn it itself out. ...Read more

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Whats death rate related to systemic lupus erythematosis?

Whats death rate related to systemic lupus erythematosis?

Less now: In the 1950s, 60% of lupus patients died within five years. Now, more than 90% survive beyond five years. Many lupus patients have non-life threatening disease. Kidney or brain involvement portends a worse prognosis. ...Read more

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What's the difference between systemic and discoid lupus?

Serious vs, not: Systemic lupus affects multiple organs and is a serious auto-immune disorder. Discoid lupus is mostly limited to sun exposed skin areas. See the sites below for details. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001471/ http://emedicine.Medscape.Com/article/1065529-overview. ...Read more

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Why can the sun trigger a lupus flare? Can fluorescent lighting have the same effect?

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 more

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I've been tested 3 times now for lupus within a year does it really take that long to show up in your blood?

I've been tested 3 times now for lupus within a year does it really take that long to show up in your blood?

No: If your ANA and other autoantibodies are negative, it is highly unlikely that you have lupus. Constant retesting of lab will not change anything. ...Read more

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Ever since I was diagnosed with lupus just 7 months ago I have gotten pneumonia 6 times, is this normal for people with lupus?

Ever since I was diagnosed with lupus just 7 months ago I have gotten pneumonia 6 times, is this normal for people with lupus?

Not unusual: Lupus is an autoimmune condition and causes immune dyregulation. Please see a reputable rheumatologist or immunologist. I would suggest vaccinations if they are not contraindicated in your case. ...Read more

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Recently diagnosis with lupus diagnosis with MS in 2003. Could I have had lupus all this time instead of ms? My neuro now thinks my lesions don't look like ms

Recently diagnosis with lupus  diagnosis with MS in 2003. Could I have had lupus all this time instead of ms?  My neuro now thinks my lesions don't look like ms

Sort this out ASAP: Lupus is one of the diseases that may mimic MS, and very critical to pin down correct diagnosis. I do not have sufficient information to guide this, but if you are encountering uncertainty, get a second opinion ASAP. A rheumatologist could be very helpful regarding the lupus question. Might also, consider anti-phospholipid antibody syndrome in addition. ...Read more

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Amyloidosis (Definition)

An abnormal protein made by the body. Symptoms vary depending on the part ...Read more