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Is Costochondritis Seen In Lupus Patients
As a lupus patient who has a lot of chest pain, how do I tell the difference between pericarditis and costochondritis ?
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
Every person differs: Although lupus is a diagnosis, it is not one set of symptoms each person with lupus is like a snowflake. Each person is different just like a snowflake and no two snowflakes are the same. Some people have similar problems like those which are highlighted in the american college of rheumatology classification criteria, ie, skin, joints, labs, etc. ...Read more
History/physical lab: Systemic lupus erythematosis (sle) is a multiorgan disorder. Patterns of disease, including hair loss, rash (often "butterfly" on cheeks), joint pains, seizures, chest or abdpain, anemia, low platelet count, fatigue, canker sores in mouth or vagina, rash to sunlight, protein in urine, abnormal blood tests, e.g. Ana, rf, double strand dna, ena tests. Pcp may diag rheumatologist definitely can. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: •Profound fatigue •Low-grade fever •Severe joint pain and muscle aches •Skin rash on the face or body •Extreme sun sensitivity •Weight loss •Mental confusion and seizures •Chest pain on taking a deep breath •Nose, mouth, or throat sores •Enlarged lymph nodes •Poor circulation in fingers and toes •Bald patches and hair loss ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably Not: Unless the cause for costochondritis was chest trauma, infection, or some other confounding or metabolic condition, there should be little concern for how anesthesia might affect you. Because the concerns behind your question should be addressed more specifically, i'd suggest speaking directly to your anesthesiology care provider for a more in-depth consultation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: The disease can vary greatly.Some have skin involvement only while others never develop skin involvement. Others have arthritis only. Followup with your doctor is important to monitor your ideas and treatment. Lupus can be self limited and burn it itself out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Difficult to say : Life expectancy has improved over the years for lupus patients. Used to, patients with lupus were more apt to die from complications of their disease and infections as a result of the therapies. Now with better recognition and therapy for lupus, we are beginning to see more death as a result of cardiovascular disease. Thus; it all the more important to have follow with your primary and your rheu. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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