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Is Age A Factor In Erythema Toxicum
PMR likely autoimm: So ANA is probably the most misinterpreted test by almost everyone: it is just a screen for autoimmunity, but not all autoimmunity. And a positive ANA does not mean disease. So, pmr is ANA negative, but still may represent an autoimmune condition. What the autoimmune target is remains unclear though. True, it is exclusively seen in older (>50-60 yo) people, and this remains unclear why also. ...Read more
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Probably both: UV radiation and family genetics probably both play a role in BRAF genetics. To lower your risk of developing melanoma, it is best to limit your exposure to UV radiation and to know your family history. If your family history increases your risk, you should see your dermatologist a few times a year for skin cancer screening. Melanoma that is caught early is highly treatable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
RA in child is JIA: Ra pattern in a child is one of the jia patterns of systemic inflammatory poly arthritis. Age makes it jia. Jra term has been changed to jia - juvenile idiopathic poly arthritis to encompass the many patterns that can occur. Jia can occur through age 15, most commonly ages 7 to 12. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is this true? The article says that Asian glow is a cancer risk sign http://www.Plosmedicine.Org/article/info%3adoi%2f10.1371%2fjournal.Pmed.1000050
No: The jo-1 antibody can be associated with a form of polymyositis which is an autoimmune inflammatory muscle disease. Fibromyalgia is a very painful condition in which muscles, ligaments, and tendons are highly sensitive and can hurt but the condition is neither autoimmune nor inflammatory. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Find the cause: It's not a common finding, but if you have it, it is 100%. Thrombocytopenia is something that should never be trifled with; if it gets worse it can cause bad bleeding. In a young woman especially, it can herald lupus. Medications, having one's period, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, allergy to quinine in a cocktail, and a variety of other processes can be the cause. ...Read more
Hodgkin's lymphoma: Hodgkin's lymphoma will be more common at your age than non -hodgkin's lymphoma. Depending on the stage and other prognostic factors, but in general the cure rate of hodgkin's lymphoma is significantly high. ...Read more
Not a cancer: Sle is an autoimmune disease that can affects multiple organ including kidney, brain, joints, skin, blood, eyes etc. It is not cancer. Yes, it can be very debilitating and lethal if not treated properly. You need to see a rheumatologist and discuss in detail with your md. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Common: Ther are some special ANA patterns that are seen depending on what type of scleroderma you have. People with limited scleroderma can have an anti-centromere pattern. People with diffuse scleroderma can have an anti- nucleolar pattern and can also have certain autoantibodies such as scl-70. If you have a scleroderma overlap syndrome you may have other patterns depending on the overlap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If someone follows a regimen to avoid the onset of a certain disease but still develops it, is that indicative of a genetic predisposition?
Yes: Almost every medical condition has a genetic basis. Family history of disease predicts genetic predisposition & increases one's risk however the road to development of a disease is much more complicated. We know that predisposition is influenced by multi-factorial elements eg. environment, diet, viral triggers, & more. Some diseases appear by spontaneous gene mutation showing no familial trail. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it possible that a child suddenly shows signs of allergies for the first time, at almost 5 years of age?
YES: Allergies happen when your bodies immune system become "sensitized" to something "x" and develop antibodies to it. Over time your child has multiple exposures to x (years 1-4) and became sensitized. We are rarely if ever allergic to anything when born; but develop them over time (and exposure). So it would be quite normal to "suddenly" become allergic at age 5 even if they had it many previous. ...Read more
Yes, no: Esophageal cancer is rare in young patients, but you should still seek medical evaluation if you are having symptoms such as problems swallowing or rapid, unexplained weight loss. I am not aware of any data indicating that esophageal cancer is more or less common in the uk than in other western countries. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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