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Is systemic lupus erythematosus fatal?

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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Atenolol-induced lupus erythematosus http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/9270530?

Atenolol-induced lupus erythematosus           http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/9270530?

Let me explain: I read the article, this medication could induce symptoms of autoimmune disease including lupus, but lupus has no cure to date but those symptoms disappear with the treatment. That the main difference. ...Read more

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What gene causes lupus erythematosus?

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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 trigger systemic lupus erythematosus in antiquity?

Mysterious lupus: It is not known what causes lupus erythematosus. Referring to antiquity, lupus was used to describe several different rashes. It could be autoimmune, where the body attacks itself such as lupus erythematosus or discoid lupus. It could be caused by tuberculosis infection such as lupus vulgaris. It could be related to another inflammatory disease such as sarcoidosis which causes lupus pernio. ...Read more

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Does highly elevated antinuclear antibody result always mean systemic lupus erythematosus?

Does highly elevated antinuclear antibody result always mean systemic lupus erythematosus?

Not always: Unfortunately, there is no single laboratory test that absolutely rules in or out systemic lupus erythematosis (sle). Although a highly positive antinuclear antigen (ANA) is common in sle, diagnosis is based on a careful history, physical exam and laboratory evaluation. ...Read more

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What do you think? Ana-positive, titer >1:640, speckled/ana titer 2-1:32, ANA pattern 2-homogeneous c3 180.8, rnpab, IgG 1.5, CRP 1.9.

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Ana-positive, titer >1:640, speckled/ana titer 2-1:32, ANA pattern 2-homogeneous
c3 180.8, rnpab, IgG 1.5, CRP 1.9.

Possible MCTD: The highly positive ANA in a speckled pattern suggests mixed connective tissue disease. Mctd is a close cousin of lupus but usually has a better prognosis. The anti-rnp is usually be elevated in mctd. Interpreting the results of autoantibody studies can confusing. You should discuss these findings with a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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How dangerous lupus nephritis?

Depends on biopsy: There are different grades of lupus nephritis based on the kidney biopsy. The more benign grades don't necessarily warrant any treatment but will needclose follow-up. The more severe forms (grade 4) require aggressive treatment with drugs to suppress the immune system since they may lead to kidney failure if left unchecked. If present, patients will also be treated for high blood pressure. ...Read more

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Is lupus erythematosus infectious?

No: Is a immune based disease does not recognize self and attacks multiple organs. ...Read more

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ANA 250 -Indirect Immunofluoresence Assay with both speckled pattern, elevated ESR, rash with lesions on chest, neck,ears,face - LUPUS ?

ANA 250 -Indirect Immunofluoresence  Assay  with both speckled pattern, elevated ESR, rash with lesions on chest, neck,ears,face - LUPUS ?

Talk to doctor: Although these findings are not incompatible with lupus, the lack of joint symptoms points away from the diagnosis. The diagnosis of nearly all diseases should be made by a doctor and not by lab tests alone. ...Read more

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Ana screen positive, ANA titer 320, rash very often on face, nucleolar pattern. Any significance?

Yes: The pattern is not important but a facial rash and a positive ANA suggest the possibility of some form of lupus. ...Read more

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(Biopsy DLE Inconclusive)ds-DNA Normal.Weak Positive ANA,ENA R Positive ANT RNP positive FBC &Urine Ok.Photosen,Rash face&Ears blister fingers... SLE?

(Biopsy DLE Inconclusive)ds-DNA Normal.Weak Positive ANA,ENA R Positive ANT RNP positive FBC &Urine Ok.Photosen,Rash face&Ears blister fingers... SLE?

No: DLE , even if you have it, does not necessarily translate into SLE in the absence of other system involvement. True blisters are not usually found with DLE. Have you been checked for porphyria? ...Read more