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What is worse lupus erythematosus or polymorthic light eruption?

What is worse lupus erythematosus or polymorthic light eruption?

Lupus: Lupus can be associated with internal problems including problems with the kidneys, sores in the mouth, hair loss and other issues. Pmle involves the skin only and resolves relatively easily with topical steroid use and can be controlled with sunscreen use. Lupus can progress over time and should be monitored closely by a physician for signs of progression. ...Read more

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What is difference between lupus erythematosus and polymorthic light eruption?

Autoimmune : Lupus is an autoimmune condition in which antibodies are made against your own body. Sun can trigger a flareup of rashes associated with lupus. Pmle on the otherhand is a variable rash on sun exposed areas such as the arms and chest that occurs early in the sunny season of the year. This does not have autoantibodies associated with it. These can be distinguished via blood work and a skin biopsy. ...Read more

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Hello, I have polymorphous light eruption and was wondering if i take Claritin (loratadine) daily if that would be unhealthy on my body to prevent an outbreak?

Hello, I have polymorphous light eruption and was wondering if i take Claritin (loratadine) daily if that would be unhealthy on my body to prevent an outbreak?

No, but: Daily Claritin (loratadine) should be safe to take, but i don't know if it would help ple; this is a type IV reaction, usually, which does not involve histamine release. ...Read more

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What is the best antihistamine for polymorphous light eruption?

What is the best antihistamine for polymorphous light eruption?

PMLE: If your pmle is severe, your dermatologist may recomend one of the following:
short course of oral steroids e.g. To cover a summer holiday.
Polypodium leucotomas (heliocareâ„¢)
beta carotene.
Hydroxychloroquine.
Uvb or puva - a special form of ultraviolet treatment for several weeks in early spring.
Antihistamines: oral antihistamines like Diphenhydramine (bendaryl®) have been used to treat hives an. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism and now I have polymorphous light eruption and i've been told the 2 can be linked i'd like th know how they are?

I have hypothyroidism and now I have polymorphous  light eruption  and i've been  told the 2 can be linked i'd like th know how they are?

Both autoimmune?: I found one article (indian journal of dermatology 76:6, nov-dec 2010, pp. 704-5) reporting that patients who have pmle in guntur (a city in central india) are 3 times more likely to have hypothyroidism than those who don't. They speculated that the immune dysfunction that causes pmle may also be causing antibody generation in thyroid disease. Clearly, more research is needed. ...Read more

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Why is the butterfly rash in systemic lupus erythematosus?

Why is the butterfly rash in systemic lupus erythematosus?

Thin skin: Thin area around the nose/cheeks is very sensitive to sun and the first to show sle signs. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with ra. Recently, I have been showing the symptoms of lupus. Minus the butterfly rash. Is it possible that i was misdiagnosed?

I was diagnosed with ra. Recently, I have been showing the symptoms of lupus. Minus the butterfly rash. Is it possible that i was misdiagnosed?

RA and LUPUS: Ra is a crippling collagen disease and also related to lupus. The two kinds of lupus are discoid (localized) and systemic. The sx are similar but it depends on the organ involved. Both give positive results in the blood, RA positive and le positive. ...Read more

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Malaria as a child now diagnosed Discoid lupus erythematosus, Rash in ears and behind Started 2 weeks steroid cream why are Anti-malaria Drugs used ?

Hydroxychloroquine : There is no association between your past history of malaria and recent diagnosis of discoid lupus. Hydroxychloroquine and similar medication has the additional benefits of being anti-rheumatic medication as well as anti-malarial. Best wishes ...Read more

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Can polymorphic light eruption treatment give you lupus?

Can polymorphic light eruption treatment  give you lupus?

PMLE: The exact cause of polymorphous light eruption isn't well understood. The rash appears in people who have developed a sensitivity to ultraviolet (uv) radiation from the sun or other sources, such as tanning beds or tanning lamps. This sensitivity results in sunlight-induced immune system activity that produces inflammation and a rash. No patients with pmle have progressed to lupus. ...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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How common ice lupus misdiagnosed for sarcoidosis?

How common ice lupus misdiagnosed for sarcoidosis?

Labs,imaging, biopsy: Lupus and sarcoidosis affects many organs and both can have similar symptoms.However doctor(rheumatologist) can differentiate these two diseases by various blood tests, imaging and sometimes biopsy - skin, liver and kidney depending on the organ involved.So the diagnosis is often clear, raraly misdiagnosed. The diagnosis must be confirmed as the treatment options are quite different. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for systemic lupus erythematosus?

See rheumatologist: It is critical to see a rheumatologist, who can determine if it is lupus, if it actually compromises your health, what body systems are affected and if treatment is needed, to tailor the treatment to the risks they present. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: systemic lupus erythematosus?

SLE: Lupus erythematosus is a name given to a collection of autoimmune diseases, in which the human immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks normal, healthy tissues.Symptoms of these diseases can affect many different body systems, including joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, heart, and lungs. ...Read more

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Can I donate my eggs if I have lupus erythematosus?

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Can I donate my eggs if I have lupus erythematosus?

Probably not: Since your genes may well render the baby at a higher risk of developing an autoimmune disease, I'd prefer that you don't. However it would be a different matter if you decide to have a child of your own due to your own needs but your eggs would not be ideal as donor eggs. I am not a genetic counsellor but why take the risk? ...Read more

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Why hydroxychloroquine is effective in treating systemic lupus erythematosus?

Why hydroxychloroquine is effective in treating systemic lupus erythematosus?

It is magic?: 1the use of anti-malarials in autoimmune diseases was accidentally discovered in treating wwii vets for malaria. Those with RA improved. Chloroquine and ho-q were tested in sle, with very positive results. In the early 80's canadian researchers definitively showed fewer sle flares with ho-q. It is considered the rx of first choice for :sle. We now understand more of the mechanisms, but not all. ...Read more

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What gene causes lupus erythematosus?

What gene causes lupus erythematosus?

Many genes: The previous answer is right with several genes associated with lupus, but no one knows how those genes cause disease.

I think it's important to remember that there is likely many ways to develop lupus symptoms, and this will vary between people. So some of these known genes will be important for some, and not important for others. As we sequence more patients, we'll have more answers. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for systemic lupus erythematosus (sle)?

SLE treatment: Systemic lupus erythematosus (sle) is a long-term autoimmune disorder that may affect the skin, joints, kidneys, brain, and other organs. There is no cure for sle. The goal of treatment is to control symptoms. ...Read more

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Is systemic lupus erythematosus a kind of cancer disease, and is it fatal?

Is systemic lupus erythematosus a kind of cancer disease, and is it fatal?

Not a cancer: Sle is an autoimmune disease that can affects multiple organ including kidney, brain, joints, skin, blood, eyes etc. It is not cancer. Yes, it can be very debilitating and lethal if not treated properly. You need to see a rheumatologist and discuss in detail with your md. ...Read more

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I might have discoid lupus erythematosus. What is it like to be a patient?

I might have discoid lupus erythematosus. What is it like to be a patient?

Your personality: Discoid lupus is a relatively benign disorder and can usually be treated with medication. Different people have different reactions to a diagnosis and their responses vary as with any other life event. If your concern is about being a patient with dle, you should consider yourself fortunate that you do not have a more serious illness. ...Read more

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What are the differences between lichen planus (lpp)& lupus erythematosus (le)?

What are the differences between lichen planus (lpp)& lupus erythematosus (le)?

Skin vs systemic: Lichen plan us is a skin and mucous membrane (mouth) disease. There are several forms of lupus. Some forms affect only the skin and can even look like lichen planus skin changes. The main firm (SLE) is a systemic total body, autoimmune disease not limited to the skin and mouth. Lupus Erythematosis is also associated with lab abnormalities not present in lichen planus ...Read more

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Could it be lupus erythematosus contagious when your partner have sexual contact?

Could it be lupus erythematosus contagious when your partner have sexual contact?

Absolutely not: Systemic lupus erythematosus is an autoimmune disease that is not caused by any infectious agent. You can't catch it from someone else. People with lupus have their own white blood cells attack their own body. If you somehow transferred their white blood cells into you, your body would recognize them as foreign and destroy them immediately. ...Read more

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Could it be lupus erythematosus contagious when you have sexual contact with your partner?

Absolutely not: Systemic lupus erythematosus is an autoimmune disease that is not caused by any infectious agent. You can't catch it from someone else. People with lupus have their own white blood cells attack their own body. If you somehow transferred their white blood cells into you, your body would recognize them as foreign and destroy them immediately. ...Read more

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What can I use for systemic lupus erythematosus symptoms if I don't have a new doctor yet?

Many but need doctor: The first thing to do is define your lupus, everyone with lupus is different.You need to contact your physician - see a rheumatologist, define your lupus and then you decide on your treatment. Not everyone with lupus needs meds, but you need good health habits - no smoking, exercise, etc defining your type of lupus will clarify the best medications for you to take. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the difference between lichen planus (lpp)& lupus erythematosus (le)?

Please help! what is the difference between lichen planus (lpp)& lupus erythematosus (le)?

Difference: Lp no cure, cause unknown, not understood well by medicine. Le is an autoimmune disease, no cure, treatment is to treat the symptoms with drug therapy. Please consult your md. ...Read more

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