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Doctor insights on: Early Stages Of Lupus

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Dr. Chevies Newman
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Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


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Was told at 23 I had lupus and had uterus removed. currently was told I have a glioblastoma, early stages of kidney failure.survival rate for 28 yr?

Was told at 23 I had lupus and had uterus removed. currently was told I have a glioblastoma, early stages of kidney failure.survival rate for 28 yr?

Hard to answer...: Your Q is no easy one to answer because the course of disease widely varies to reflect how you may be treated by medical professionals and more importantly by yourself, i.e., healthy lifestyle without overindulgence and obsession. So, do something within your control - not to worry about those beyond you can to attest: Life is a constantly changing adjusting dynamic process of struggle to cope... ...Read more

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What are some early symptoms of lupus sle?

Variable-see below: Sle (lupus) can begin suddenly or slowly. The most frequent early symptoms are fever, malaise, rash, joint pain, and joint swelling. Since this disease can affect the whole body, there can be symptoms from any body system, including heart, brain, lungs, kidneys, liver, eyes, and digestive tract.. If you or someone you know suspects lupus, please see a doctor very soon! ...Read more

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What are early signs and symptoms of lupus?

some suggestions: These are some but not all findings 1. Malar rash: 2. Discoid (skin) rash: 3. Photosensitivity: 4. Mouth or nose ulcers: 5. Arthritis 6. Cardio-pulmonary involvement: 7. Neurologic disorder: 8. Renal (kidney) disorder 9. Hematologic (blood) disorder 10. Immunologic disorder: antibodies to double stranded dna, antibodies to sm, or antibodies to cardiolipin 11. Antinuclear antibodies (ana):. ...Read more

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What tests can be done besides ANA to diagnose lupus at a very early stage?

What tests can be done besides ANA to diagnose lupus at a very early stage?

See details: The diagnosis depends on a history and physical exam consistent with the diagnosis of lupus. If the ANA is negative the diagnosis becomes unlikely. One can check other antibodies including DNA, ENA, SSA and SSB. ...Read more

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I have autonomic dysfunction - and I have lupus does this mean i will have a poor prognosis and die early from lupus? Autonomic dys. Is under control

Depends: Depends on how lupus is affecting you. Two people with lupus may not share a single problem. Some lupus problems require no treatment; others are life threatening. Within 2 years of onset, you will know the risks. ...Read more

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Is it usual for an early lupus patient to get ANA report positive and then negative in the next month? What does ANA 60.3 iu/ml mean?

Is it usual for an early lupus patient to get ANA report positive and then negative in the next month? What does ANA 60.3 iu/ml mean?

It can happen: The ANA is a test that can turn positive for many reasons other than lupus. Certain medications, as an example, can cause the ANA to be (+) without it actually meaning that there is any auto-immune disease actually present. The "iu" stands for the number of units of antibody "positivity" of the ANA. Depending on which lab is used this can be a low value that appears and then fades away over time ...Read more

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Ebola is now in Cleveland, I work in a Cleveland hospital. scared out of my mind, I also have lupus which mimics early symptoms , help!

Ebola is now in Cleveland, I work in a Cleveland hospital. scared out of my mind, I also have lupus which mimics early symptoms , help!

Ebola: I know that it is frightening that a nurse who was involved in treating Ebola patient zero in Dallas traveled to Cleveland (& has now been diagnosed w Ebola) What needs to be remembered is that a person can't spread Ebola unless they have active symptoms. (Although, there can be contamination of objects - like syringe/ needles).Because Ebola virus is not airborne & is only transmitted once > ...Read more