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Would an ANA test show lichen schlerosis, vitiligo or hyperthyroidism?

Would an ANA test show lichen schlerosis, vitiligo or hyperthyroidism?

May be helpful!: These conditions , vitiligo, hyperthyroidism, and lichen sclerosis could be related to an autoimmune disorder in which case ANA may be positive. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Psoriasis (Definition)

An autoimmune disease that causes itchy, thickened, skin lesions on the skin, nail changes, and occasionally joint arthritis. ...Read more


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Can a skin biopsy detect other cancers?

Can a skin biopsy detect other cancers?

Skin cancer : A skin biopsy is used to detect a variety if cancerous and non cancerous growths. ...Read more

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Can a vdrl test detect hiv?

Can a vdrl test detect hiv?

VDRL is for syphilis: No - HIV testing is a separate test. VDRL is a test for syphilis. If you've had an exposure, you might be getting tested for multiple diseases. Hopefully your doctor explained that... It's always good to be safe -that's the best key to health. Syphilis is treatable and can be cured. HIV can be well managed with daily medicines, but can be fatal over time if not diagnosed. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Hi,can a urine test detect herpes 1&2?

Hi,can a urine test detect herpes 1&2?

Not for patients: In the research labs, one can test for Herpes 1 or 2 in urine or any sample of bodily fluid, by testing for herpes DNA. The tests have not been perfected for use on patients in a medical setting. That means doctors do not have a urine Herpes 1 or 2 test to check patients, at this time. ...Read more

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Hydroxychloriquine ,can it be used for Discoid Lupus (DLE) to prevent DLE becoming SLE ?

Hydroxychloriquine ,can it be used for Discoid Lupus (DLE) to prevent DLE becoming SLE ?

NO: Use it for whatever it does for you. If you have DLE you must protect strictly against sun, UV, any radiation. Your DR may give you something for DLE or SLE. ...Read more

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Can a skin biopsy showing psoriasisiform dermitis confirm a suspected case of psoriatic arthritis?

Can a skin biopsy showing psoriasisiform dermitis  confirm a suspected case of psoriatic arthritis?

Not for sure: The doctor might choose to perform a skin biopsy in order to rule out other possible skin conditions, sexually transmitted diseases, or infections. With a skin biopsy, the doctor may order a series of lab tests to determine whether certain bacteria, viruses, or fungi are present. ...Read more

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Does RPR test can detect HPV ?

Does RPR test can detect HPV ?

No, it doesn't: The RPR test is designed to detect syphillis. Hpv cannot be detected in a blood test: you need a sample of cervical/vaginal cells to detect cervical "infection" with hpv. ...Read more

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How accurate is fish & PCR in diagnosing lymphoma?

How accurate is fish & PCR in diagnosing lymphoma?

molecular tests: Molecular tests such as fish and pcr are invaluable in making the diagnosis but both require a good sample taken directly from the tumor. ...Read more

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Mild Psoriasis sufferer, chronic pain right forarm & elbow. Blood tests 80 titre ana, positive anticentromere. Psoriatic arthritis or scleroderma?

Mild Psoriasis sufferer, chronic pain right forarm & elbow. Blood tests 80 titre ana, positive anticentromere. Psoriatic arthritis or scleroderma?

Occam's Razor: Usually Systemic Sclerosis and/or limited Scleroderma is not characterized by arthritis like you describe. The typical biomarker the anti Scl-70 (anti-topoisermorase). Symptoms have to be put into context and better described than elbow and forearm pain. This one you should see a rheumatologist about. Dermatology would be useful as well. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Can any diagnostic tests detect liver cancer in early stages?

Can any diagnostic tests detect liver cancer in early stages?

Yes. Imaging. : The 2 biggest risk factors for primary liver cancer (hcc) are cirrhosis and viral hepatitis. Hcc is often detected by imaging studies performed periodically in patients with cirrhosis. These screening tests may include an ultrasound, ct scan or mri. A tumor marker (AFB) is also checked by drawing a blood sample. Early liver cancer can be cured with resection or, more often, liver transplant. ...Read more

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Rheumatoid arthritis genetic test available?

Rheumatoid arthritis genetic test available?

No.: No genetic tests predict RA in an individual. Some testing can identify patient who may be at risk for a seronegative spondyloarthopathy, but even the presence of a suceptible gene does not mean you have or will get it. ...Read more

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Psoriasis can b diagnosed by ANA test or not?

Psoriasis can b diagnosed by ANA test or not?

No: But it can sometimes be useful to rule out other causes of a rash ...Read more

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Hi,what tests can detect cryptosporidium?

Hi,what tests can detect cryptosporidium?

Stool or tissue exam: Cryptosporium can be detected in the stool by various methods (submit a stool sample for ova and parasites testing) . The parasite can also be detected in intestinal biopsy specimen ...Read more

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How to differentiate a guttate psoriasis and syphilis?

How to differentiate a guttate psoriasis and syphilis?

Biopsy & blood tests: Syphilis can generally be diagnosed with a blood test. Guttate psoriasis would require a biopsy and examination of the tissue by a pathologist for certain diagnosis. Presence of one does not exclude the other. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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How to cure psoriasis?

How to cure psoriasis?

Psoriasis: There is no cure for psoriasis only control. There are prescription topical steroids. There are intralesional steroid injections. The biologics like Humira, Enbrel, Remicade, (infliximab) and Otezla are very effective at treating psoriatic arthritis and also the skin lesions of psoriasis. Patients with psoriasis are also prone to cardiovascular disease but the biologics help reduce this. ...Read more

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How to detect if acute hiv associated glamerulonephritis or other autoimmune diseases? is pcr reliable and accurate?

How to detect  if  acute hiv associated glamerulonephritis  or other autoimmune diseases?  is pcr reliable and accurate?

You mean to test HIV: Nucleic acid test for HIV is reliable and accurate, but even this test has a window period. If the test is negative at about three months after exposure it essentially rules out HIV. ...Read more

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Do cures for psoriasis and seborheic dermatitis such as"temovate" cause cancer?

Do cures for psoriasis and seborheic dermatitis such as"temovate" cause cancer?

Not directly: As an anti-inflammatory drug some immunosuppression may occur and as such cuold contribute to cancer development in affected individuals who have other risks for cancer. ...Read more

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Can hemoglobin electrophoresis detect lupus?

Can  hemoglobin electrophoresis detect lupus?

No.: Absolutely not. While both a clinical and lab diagnosis, lupus is not diagnosed with that test by any stretch! ...Read more

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