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Could There Be A Relationship Between Lupus And Beta Thalassemia Minor
No: Lupus is not related to Alpha or beta thalassemias. The thalassemias cause "intrinsic" anemia, meaning the anemia is due to a problem inside the red blood cells. Lupus is an autoimmune disease and causes "extrinsic" anemia, meaning lupus is acting on the red blood cells from the outside and causing them to be destroyed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm a beta minor thalassemia carrier. And my soon to be wife is a beta minor as well. Are there treatments to reduce the risk of getting a beta major?
Rule of inheritance: Your chance of a child with homozygous beta thalassemia are 1 in 4, for heterogeneous thalassemia (thalassemia trait) are 1 in 2, and the odds are 1 in 4 for a normal hemoglobin profile. There are procedures commercially available to eliminate the risk of beta thal major if your philosophy allows for it. We can discuss further; www.healthtap.com/dr-nnebe ...Read more
Possibly : There is at times and association between the two disorders. Some could have both of them at the same time. Generally what you see is that people could be misdiagnosed as one or the other, and upon follow-up later they discover that they were misdiagnosed. That is due to the fact that both disorders share some common symptoms. ...Read more
Possibly: Epilepsy is a disorder of the regulation of electrical activity in the brain. Often, patients who suffer from epilepsy have constant abnormal electrical activity in the brain. In fact, this typically arises from regions of the brain responsible for making new memories. Epilepsy may also be caused by damage to the brain. This damage could also be the cause of mild mental impairment. ...Read more
Traits, yes: Because the Alpha and beta thalassemia gene mutations are common, it is possible for a baby to inherit one from mom and another from dad. The child could be "trait" in both Alpha and beta, or less likely, be "disease" in one and "trait" in the other. It is hard to imagine being "disease" in both and still survive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: No relationship between the two.Get a more detailed answer ›
Epilepsy and e beta thalassemia are related? Is Epilepsy occurred for thalassemia? If someone have both diseases then what will be the effect?
Let me explain: The relationship between cortisol and pth, when use cortisl excessively that lead to bone mass loss, which believe to happen by increase of PTH secretion. ...Read more
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Can there be a causal relationship between long-term use of an immunosuppressant (e.g. Azathioprine) and lymphoid hyperplasia?
Could there be a direct relationship between a growing multi-nodular goiter and increase of severe cramping that may be "return" of endometriosis.
You may be right.: "surge of outbreaks in the islands have occurred at the end of 2004 and beginning 2005, after the Tsunami of December 2004. This could be simply a coincidence or perhaps linked to environmental changes after the Tsunami. " See: http://www.natureseychelles.org/~naturese/component/content/38-news/commentary/136-climate-change-and-chikungunya?Itemid=63 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not per se: Lupus is an autoimmune disease that can affect multiple organs or body system/areas. Gastritis is inflammation of the stomach. Gerd is gastroesophageal reflux disease. Someone with lupus could have gastritis and/or gerd but lupus would not likely be the cause. Autoimmune gastritis does occur but rare. Medications to treat lupus could predispose to gastritis or aggravate gerd. ...Read more
Not sure: This is an interesting question as Alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency is not "caused" by cigarette smoking, but can certainly be aggravated by it. Thus, i think it is safe to say that any smoking may aggravate the symptoms of Alpha 1, but i don't think that there is a direct connection as smoking marijuana does not have primary affect on the enzyme activity. ...Read more
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