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Dialysis And Plasmapheresis For Systemic Lupus
Plasmapheresis(plasma exchange) is a process involving the following steps: 1.Whole blood is withdrawn from the person. 2.The liquid portion or plasma is removed from the blood and replaced. 3.The blood, with all its red and white blood cells, is transfused back into the person. Usually made by an automated procedure and in precense of especialized healthcare ...Read more
Yes.: Lupus antibodies can attack your kidney and cause them not to function properly. Once your kidneys have shut down, then you will need dialysis in order to survive. The best thing to do is to keep the lupus symptoms under control and regularly see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A very long time: Since medical care has improved over the past three decades people can live a very long time on dialysis. There is also a possibility that the patient will be a candidate for a kidney transplant. Lupus symptoms often but not always go into remission when patients go on dialysis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My niece has suffered from systemic lupus and rosai-dorfman for 14 years.
How can her swollen lymph nodes be drained? By whom?
Nothing to drain: They are solid lymph nodes enlargement that are formed from histiocytes-. They are not abscess where they are filled with pus - so really , there is nothing that you are going to drain here. Discuss treatment options in detail with her doctor that may include chemotherapy agents, plasmapheresis etc. Read more at www.Histio.Org. ...Read more
Autoimmune disease: Lupus erythematosus is a chronic inflammatory disease of unknown cause. The immune system attacks the patient's own body (autoimmunity) and can inflame the skin, joints, kidneys, nervous system, lungs, mucous membranes, and other internal organs. A red rash is often but not always present. Thus, it was named lupus erythematosus meaning "red wolf.". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not a simple answer: Currently the diagnosis of sle is based on 11 criteria that the patient may have at once or over a period of time. To have a diagnosis, 4 of them must be met. Some criteria are clinical and others are from lab tests. See your physician if you are concerned about it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
S L E : Systemic lupus erythematosus is an auto immune disease, that can affect skin, joints, kodneys, brain, and other organs.Auto immune means bodys immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissues symptoms vary from person to person and may come and go.It is diagnosed with history of symptoms and blood tests for several antibodies it is treated with steroids and non steroidal meds, avoid sun and wear protect. ...Read more
Simple answer is that it is a medical technology used primarily to provide an artificial replacement for lost kidney function in people with renal failure. Hemodialysis remove wastes and excess water from the blood by circulating blood outside the body through an external filter, called a dialyzer. Blood and dialysate flow through in opposite directions and the ...Read more
Plasmapheresis is also known as Plasma exchange. It is a procedure whereby blood is taken out of the patient the blood cells are separated from the liquid or plasma and then the blood cells are given back to the patient. This is often used to treat disorders of the immune system. Antibodies from the immune system are ...Read more
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