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Can You Get Ssi If You Have Lupus
Immune regulation: One's immune system requires a control center (regulatory lymphocytes etc) to keep it in balance. When the regulation is impaired, immune disorders such as allergic and autoimmune disorders develop. There is also a strong genetic and hormonal influences. Females or people with family history of autoimmune or allergic disorders are at a higher risk to develop these diseases. ...Read more
Autoimmune disease: Systemic lupus erythematosus (sle), or lupus is an autoimmune disease where the body's immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissues of the body. This can occur from a number of different factors some of which is unknown. Certain medications are known to trigger sle in an otherwise healthy person. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lupus causes: Normally, during the early development of the immune system, blood cells the could potentially harm the body, by making antibodies that bind to "self" antigens are destroyed. Other times these cells are prevented from harming us because "suppressor" cells keep them under control and inactive. The loss of this immune control can cause an auto-immune disease, why this occurs is unknown. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
On criteria: Diagnosis of SLE is based on multiple criteria and a diagnosis is based on a complete history and physical examination, certain blood tests and radiologic tests. You must fulfill four or more major criteria and some minor to make a diagnosis. There is no one test or procedure that an produce a diagnosis. This I best done by a Rheuymatologist. ...Read more
When it is suspected: It depends on the findings when a person is seen. A physician will evaluate the symptoms that might suggest such a test is rash, joint pain, swelling of the joints, chest pain, urine changes such as protein and or blood. If the antinuclear antibody test is positive you will need to see a rheumatologist. ...Read more
Unknown cause: Lupus(systemic lupus erythematosus)is an autoimmune disease that can affect almost any organ system of the body.Although we know that changes in some genes may put someone at increased risk for lupus, we can't predict who will develop this since it involves an immune system that was at risk that was then hit with unknown environmental trigger(s).It cannot be cured but it can be put into remission. ...Read more
Red wolf: Lupus erythematosus literally means "the red wolf", though i've been puzzled for a lifetime as to why. I admire your courage in choosing a tattoo to stand for the challenge that you must fight. Stay brave and if this is truly what you want, then wear it with pride. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: There are different types of Lupus! Some predominantly affect the skin, other is Systemic! Condition may go dormant?remission? But may wake up and activate a cascade of bad symptoms. Check with rheumatologist,stress, infections,excessive sun exposure, may flare up the condition. Good Luck ...Read more
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