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How Do U Know If My Child Has Lupus
Is there any way once someone is diagnosed with lupus ito find out exactly when it begin? Could it of started as a child & be dormant until yrs later?
No way to know: Lupus is an autoimmune disease that involves an abnormal immune system that attacks self.Although we know that changes in some genes may put you at increased risk for lupus,we can't predict when it will develop, if ever, since the immune system is hit with many potential environmental triggers throughout life.Unlikely lupus began then was dormant since lupus won't go into remission until treated ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lupus erythematosus is a name given to a collection of autoimmune diseases, in which the human immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks normal, healthy tissues.Symptoms of these diseases can affect many different body systems, including joints, skin, kidneys, blood ...Read more
Please clarify: Are you inquiring if your having discoid lupus will have effect on your child's health? If you have the disease, it not likely to affect the child. If the child has discoid lupus, it is, unfortunately, a life long affliction and may result in scarring of sun exposed skin. Preventing exposure to sun through proper clothing, hats, and sun screen should help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fairly low: Systemic lupus erythematosus is a complex genetic disease meaning that there are many genes that may affect risk(over 80 known so far) and only a handful of these genes is likely to have a change that increase risk for lupus in any one person. An environmental component is also a major factor (often virus or other unknown triggers),In identical twins, if one has lupus most often the other doesn't. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Low: Per the lupus foundation, if a parent has lupus, the chance of a child having lupus is 5%. ...Read more
No one knows: That information is not known, lupus is a genetically complex disease. But it is not likely. ...Read more
Lupus: The most common symptoms of lupus, which are the same for females and males, are: extreme fatigue (tiredness), headaches, painful or swollen joints, fever, anemia (low numbers of red blood cells or hemoglobin, or low total blood volume), swelling (edema) in feet, legs, hands, and/or around eyes, pain in chest on deep breathing (pleurisy). Butterfly-shaped rash across cheeks and nose, others. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What kind of life expectancy will a child diagnosed with lupus have? Also, what will be the quality of life in the mid to end stage?
No: The two issues are unrelated.Get a more detailed answer ›
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