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Cotton Wool Spots Eyes Lupus
Cotton wool spot right eye found on annual eye exam. I am seeing an opthamologist in two weeks. What concerns are associated with this spot?
Vessel disease: A cotton wool spot is a small blocked blood vessel in the retina. The most common cause is hypertension, followed by diabetes. If you don't have either of these two problems, the lesion could be inflammatory (caused by autoimmune disease), such as in lupus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 ...Read more
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I have lupus and I get these spots in mt mouth like excessive skin hanging is this from the lupus?
Unlikely: Unless you are describing painful oral ulcers it is unlikely to be related to lupus. If you are concerned have it evaluated. ...Read more
I have lupus, 3 days ago got very swollen with white under Lt side of tongue. Now have small red lesion spots on body, cause? Lupus? Measles?
In several ways!: Lupus can be associated with dry-eye syndrome, typically more severe in sjogren's syndrome. Very severe lupus can causes optic neuritis, but this is quite rare. The most common problem with the eye in lupus patients is the development of cataracts from treatment with steroids, one of many reasons doses should be kept low. Plaquenyl eye toxicity is nill, by using less than 6 mg/kg of body weight. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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