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Dr. Pierre Moeser
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Scleroderma (Definition)

An autoimmune disease in which there is excessive thickening of the connective tissues. This can cause skin tightening, rash, difficulty swallowing, and in severe cases can affect the ...Read more


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Cure of diffuse renal parenchymal disease?

Kidney: None, all you can do is protect the remaining portion of your kidneys under the care of a nephrologist. ...Read more

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What makes systemic scleroderma flare?

What makes systemic scleroderma flare?

Stress: There are no specific triggers to avoid if you have the condition. However, internal or external stress often precede a flare of scleroderma. ...Read more

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Systemic lupus erythematosus--what is sle?

Systemic lupus erythematosus--what is sle?

Autoimmune disease: A disease in which your body makes antibodies against your own cells. These antibodies cause destruction and inflammation which produce a wide variety of symptoms depending on what cells are being injured. There are some common symptoms and signs with the disease, but just about any symptom could be produced by lupus. ...Read more

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What is morphoea localised scleroderma?

What is morphoea localised scleroderma?

Limited disease : Morphea or localized scleroderma is scleroderma limited to isolated areas of skin that have hardened. This occurs as a result of excessice collagen deposits in the skin. In morphea there is generally no associated systemic (internal organ) involvement. ...Read more

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What is diffuse renal parenchymal disease?

What is diffuse renal parenchymal disease?

Kidney Disease: "diffuse" means all over the kidney, "parenchymal" means the solid part of the kidney that filters the liquid waste products out of the blood, and "disease" means something is wrong. Typically "diffuse parenchymal disease" means an overall medical problem with the kidney, such as diabetic nephropathy, or post-streptococcal nephritis. In the pediatric world we use this term slightly differently. ...Read more

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Attenuation of hep parenchyma. Diffuse capsular enhancement and focal capsular retraction on liver ct. No focal lesions. Could sle serositis cause ?

Attenuation of hep parenchyma. Diffuse capsular enhancement and focal capsular retraction on liver ct.  No focal lesions.  Could sle serositis cause ?

Possibly, but: Possibly, but I am unfamiliar with such a liver effect. Perhaps fibrosis from an associated disease, such as retroperitioneal fibrosis? ...Read more

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Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis treatment?

Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis treatment?

DISH: Dish is calcification or bony hardening of ligaments in areas where they attach to your spine. Go to your doctor for an individualized treatment plan. There is no cure for dish but there are steps to reduce the pain and stiffness and preventing complications. Your doctor may prescribe nsaids, tylenol, (acetaminophen) corticosteroid injections, physical therapy. Occasionally people undergo surgery. ...Read more

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What is lichenoid muscositis with perivasculitis, ulcerated?

What is lichenoid muscositis with perivasculitis, ulcerated?

Mucosal rash: This is inflammation of the mucous membranes that hugs underside of epidermis=lichenoid. Perivasculitis=inflammation around blood vessels. In mouth, can be lichen planus, lichenoid drug or allergic contact reaction, autoimmune diseases & others. Even canker sores. Direct immunofluorescence biopsy to tell which. In vulva, can also be lichen sclerosus. Some have risk of mouth cancer. Get diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is systemic lupus erythematous contagious?

Is  systemic lupus erythematous contagious?

No: It is an autoimmune disease in which your body produces antibodies against your own body cells leading to organ damages if left untreated. It is not contagious. ...Read more

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What is mild diffuse cerebral involvement mean?

What is mild diffuse cerebral involvement mean?

Cerebral involvement: I wonder if you may have misinterpretered the conclusion of the study (probably ct or mri). If it is what it is, then all it means is that your brain tissue (diffuse) is not significantly involved in some kind of process, inflammatory or infection or malignancy, or... ...Read more

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Is Palmar fibrosis a autoimmune disease or Mixed connective tissue disease?

Is Palmar fibrosis a autoimmune disease or Mixed connective tissue disease?

No: It's neither. It's an overgrowth of fibrous tissue that's poorly understood. Sometimes an injection can break it, or surgery's an option. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What gene causes lupus erythematosus?

Dr. Alfred Kim Dr. Kim
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What gene causes lupus erythematosus?

Many genes: The previous answer is right with several genes associated with lupus, but no one knows how those genes cause disease. I think it's important to remember that there is likely many ways to develop lupus symptoms, and this will vary between people. So some of these known genes will be important for some, and not important for others. As we sequence more patients, we'll have more answers. ...Read more

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What is diffuse facet arthropathy?

What is diffuse facet arthropathy?

Facet arthropathy: The facets are the joints between the posterior parts of adjacent vertebral bodies. Diffuse facet arthropathy means generalized degenerative arthritis of these joints throughout the spin ...Read more

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Is systemic lupus erythematosus fatal?

Sometimes.: Sle is generally treated with good response, but unfortunately it is sometimes fatal. ...Read more

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Whats diffuse osteopenia?

Whats diffuse osteopenia?

Low BMD throughout.: Diffuse osteopenia is lower bone mineral density not limited to particular joints or areas but rather is found in all the bones. ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Dermatosclerosis (Definition)

Dermatosclerosis = scleroderma = autoimmune disease affecting connective tissue & blood vessels. It causes skin to thicken asymmetrically due to deposits of fibrous connective ...Read more