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Can Inflammation In Bloom Mean Lupus
In early stages of connective tissue disease, is it possible to have inflammation that responds great 2 prednisone but doesn't show up in sed or crp?
Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more
Hs CRP blood test picks up inflammation. Inflammation of what exactly? All possible infections, or just related to cardiovascular / auto immune?
Does sjogrens syndrome come in flares like lupus? What is easier to control-lupus that affects organs or sjogrens that affects organs ?
Yes: Sjogren's can have flares just like sle and there is frequently overlap between the two. Neither is desirable when organ involvement occurs since these are very difficult to treat or reverse. ...Read more
Does pres. of vacuoles & smudge cells during coinfections mean sepsis? Do rare bite cells mean anything in relation to those?Can cause systemic symps?
Do anti-histone antibodies appear exclusively in drug-induced lupus or can they appear in SLE & other disorders as well?
No : Not to my knowledge. At least not in a way that is clinically apparent or likely to cause symptoms. ...Read more
Developed anca positive vasculitis with antihistone ab 1.4 and ESR 80. Can Losartan inhibit angiogenesis and make vasculitis or inflammation worse?
Rheumatology: Studies show that losartan can be associated with a drug induced ANCA positive Henoch-Schonlein purpura which is a form of vasculitis. Antinuclear antibody test looking to rule out not rule in drug induced systemic lupus erethematosus may have been performed. If you had another ANCA associated vasculitis and you are on losartan rheumatologist will instruct you if you should be taking it, call them ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hla+, ana-, ccp-, I have si joint inflammation, does my ESR levels will spike/ come positive cause of inflammation?
Can sjogrens cause sun induced aches, fatigue, rash? My rheumatologist says yes & that many connect tissue diseases can have photosensitivity.
Carry the lupus gene, and have major infections or trauma 2 the body can that start lupus in motion?
Yes: A common symptom of sle is arthritis or joint pain and swelling which can involve just one hand. Usually there will be other symptoms as well such malar rash (red rash over the cheeks), increased sensitivity to sun, possibly hair loss and rash on the body, hands or knuckles or scalp. ...Read more
I have 6 weekly blood tests (methotexate psoriatic arthritis) which often show elevated inflammation. Will this effect my organs?
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
Which doctor helps with Autoimmune crossover Myositis/that affects all the body...How is a DX made and can Dystrophys, Scleroderma MCTD fall into it?
Rheumatologist: This is one you need to consult. ...Read more
What autoimmune disease can cause flares of many symptoms including pulmonary hypertension and then some like pH go in remission until the next flare?
Pulm Htn: Systemic lupus famously can inflame lungs and pleura. Rheumatoid arthritis can affect lungs rarely. Vasculitis such as Wegeners Granulomatosis centers on lungs typically. Hypersensitivity angiitis often involve lungs. Flares do happen with all these. Goodpastures disease involves lungs. Chung Strauss angiitis involves lungs. Flares happen. ...Read more
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
Would scleroderma or lupus only affect the vulva nothing else biopsy showed general inflammation?
No: That is not possible.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have lupus &developed an autonomic problem after that. How does this occur. Do the antibodies attacking the nerves? Can this occur in stable lupus
SLE: During stable, treated Lupus should not be occurring. ...Read more
Many different types: There are many different types of arthritis. Some have infection inside the joint and that causes inflammation. Some have tiny crystals inside the joint like people with gout that have many small urate crytals and the body reacts to that by causing inflammation. Some people have immune inflamation inside the joint that involves a lot of different cells and proteins that react to cause inflam ...Read more
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