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Is psoriasis linked to other diseases?

Is psoriasis linked to other diseases?

Yes: Patients with psoriasis have a higher risk of developing skin cancers and cardiovascular disease. For this reason, it is recommended that those with psoriasis get general skin checks at least once yearly, and establish care with a primary care doctor to monitor cholesterol and be educated on heart disease prevention. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Psoriasis (Definition)

An autoimmune disease involving the skin, nails, and occasionally the joints. It is not contagious. There are several types of skin lesions, most common variety being large red scaly itchy plaques on extensor surfaces such as elbows and knees. Psoriasis can be controlled by a wide variety of medications, but a cure has ...Read more


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Is psoriasis related to lupus?

Is psoriasis related to lupus?

Lupus and psoriasis: Association of psoriasis with systemic and discoid is very uncommon though has occurred .If a suspicion for such is strong it requires thorough evaluation by an expert with clinical exam , blood studies and skin biopsy confirmation.It is important to differentiate as Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) used for lupus can exacerbate psoriasis and steroids used in both diseases can relapse psoriasis at withdrawal. ...Read more

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Are rheumatic diseases related to fibromyalgia?

Yes: ? of association of rheumatic diseases w. fibromyalgia (FM). These disorders often occur concurrently. In my opinion, explanation for this occurrence is that FM is disorder characterized by musculoskeletal deconditioning, & many rheumatic diseases cause increased splinting, guarding, and disuse of body parts; causing increased general muscle weakness, dysfunction, chronic muscle spasm, and pain. ...Read more

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Can masturbation lead to autoimmune diseases like lupus or multiple sclerosis?

Can masturbation lead to autoimmune diseases like lupus or multiple sclerosis?

NO relationship: This question has been asked and answered numerous times on this site. Masturbation does NOT cause disease or blindness! ...Read more

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How are allergies related to autoimmune disorders?

How are allergies related to autoimmune disorders?

Antibodies in both.: The easiest way to look at it is that if someone has allergies, his/her body makes antibodies against things he/she is exposed to (meds, foods, pollen, animals, etc.), while in autoimmune disorders, the body makes antibodies against one or more of its own tissues. ...Read more

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Is Crohn's disease related to hiv?

Is Crohn's disease related to hiv?

No: There is no relationship to HIV. HIV is a virus. Crohn's disease is an immune mediated disease that occurs in patients born with a genetic predisposition. ...Read more

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Is HPV linked to autoimmune diseases?

Is HPV linked to autoimmune diseases?

No: Not related. However warts of any kind are more common among patients with certain immune deficiencies. ...Read more

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How are pulmonary sarcoidosis and autoimmune diseases related?

How are pulmonary sarcoidosis and autoimmune diseases related?

The immune system.: Different parts of the immune system are involved in causing (due to an excessive reaction) problems in autoimmune diseases vs. Sarcoidosis . The cause of sarcoidosis is unknown. ...Read more

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Can psoriasis be hereditary?

Can psoriasis be hereditary?

Yes: 70 per chet of patients with psoriasis have a family member with psoriasis. It can be a parent, sibling or grandparent. ...Read more

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Is chronic psoriasis linked to heart problems?

Is chronic psoriasis linked to heart problems?

Not Simply Skin: There has been an association between psoriasis and increased risk of heart disease possibly due to other concomitant factors (inflammation and increased lipids) that seem to exist with this condition. Screening psoriatic patients more aggressively than previously thought to modify their risky behaviors and address treatable issues would go a long way toward lowering risk before illness strikes. ...Read more

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Is mersa related to some other disease?

It is related 2 many: When you say "mersa" i presume you are referring to how many pronounce msra. Mrsa is a resistant form of a common skin bacteria. Just having it on your skin does not mean you will get an infection. But, it can cause many different types of infection. Most commonly skin but may cause others including lung, kidney and blood. ...Read more

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Can lupus cause pancreatitis since lupus is an autoimmune disease?

Can lupus cause pancreatitis since lupus is an autoimmune disease?

Lupus pancreatitis : Lupus induced pancreatitis happens in a small percentage of lupus patients . Lupus vasculitis can cause pancreatitis. Other causes of pancreatitis in lupus include virus induced, perforated peptic ulcer disease, common duct stone from biliary tract, alcohol and or drug induced . Pancreatitis in lupus occurs as part of multi system disease. Pancreatitis as initial manifestation lupus is rare. ...Read more

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Can lupus cause pancreatitis since lupus is an autoimmune disease?

Can lupus cause pancreatitis since lupus is an autoimmune disease?

Lupus pancreatitis : Lupus induced pancreatitis happens in a small percentage of lupus patients . Lupus vasculitis can cause pancreatitis. Other causes of pancreatitis in lupus include virus induced, perforated peptic ulcer disease, common duct stone from biliary tract, alcohol and or drug induced . Pancreatitis in lupus occurs as part of multi system disease. Pancreatitis as initial manifestation lupus is rare. ...Read more

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Can allergies lead to an autoimmune disease?

Can allergies lead to an autoimmune disease?

Allergies are immune: Hyper- ige response to allergens is what causes an allergy. Many people do not have this. It is autoimmune inderectly, in that the inflammation from histamine and leukotrienes released by the bodies celles cause sinusitis, conjunctivitis, or asthma. I also beieve that even mild food allergies can worsen arthritis of the spondyloarthritis class, but this has not been systematically confirmed. ...Read more

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Is celiac disease related to allergies?

Is celiac disease related to allergies?

Not really: Celiac disease is caused by antibodies, mainly of a class that is called iga, that destroy the lining of the small intestine (gut). Those antibodies are to several proteins in wheat and other cereals. Allergies are caused by antibodies of IgE class and they act in a different way. Celiac disease may be associated with a rash with blisters, called dermatitis herpetiformis (looks like herpes). ...Read more

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Could alzheimer's be related to cerebrovascular disease?

Could alzheimer's be related to cerebrovascular disease?

Technically no: Alzheimer's disease is a specific type of neurodegenerative disease that causes dementia. Cerebrovascular disease can also cause dementia, but is not technically "alzheimer's" disease. The symptoms and signs may be very similar but the two are distinct entities. ...Read more

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Do autoimmune diseases normally cause inflammation?

Abnormally: The basis of autoimmune disease is inflammation. No inflammation then no autoimmune disease or autoimmune disease that is under control. ...Read more