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Is Encephalitis A Complication Of Lupus
The encephalon is considered to be the gray matter of the brain. This is where all the neuron cells are located. If an infection sets in to this region it is called an encephalitis. The -itis ending just means inflammation. It is usually virus infections that like to go specifically to the ...Read more
Could undiagnosed lupus lead to complications with needing multiple abd. Surgies..Body attacking itself?
Maybe : Lupus, which is an autoimmune disorder, usually affects joints and skin but can have affect internal organs as well as blood vessels. Vasculitis, which involves blood vessel inflammation, is one way in which it can affect many orgran systems at once and lead to serious complications. If there is concern of lupus a thorough history, exam and diagnostic workup should be done to confirm. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is the lupus that affects the skin less serious than the systemic lupus? Would it be fatal/complications arise if lupus of the skin goes untreated?
If limited to skin: Lupus limited to the skin is generally less serious. It is usually easy to treat, so why wait? ...Read more
Yes: A great deal of the risk comes from the general condition of the patient, other diseases present (hypertension, diabetes, etc.), and other factors such as smoking. The lupus does play a role but if the disease is well controlled without serious involvement such as brain or kidney inflammation, patients can do quite well throughout pregnancy and delivery (c-section or vaginal). ...Read more
I have lupus and my first pregnancy had complications. Is there a chance that my next pregnancy could go different?
HARD TO PREDICT BUT: I is hard to predict and without knowing what kind of comlications you had with your first pregnancy.But as a rule if you had had complications from first pregnancy, you have to be specially obsereved for the same comlicationsyou have to discuss it with your OB docs and may need to be consulted by high risk prenatal care as well if indicated. ...Read more
Have lupus w/no complications.UA often shows blood when i'm not on my cycle.This time it was moderate.No bacteria.It's sometimes normal too.Concern?
Watch it: Glomerular hematuria is common in mild lupus. If there is an impressive increase in the bleeding, or you have associated flank pain, get seen. This is a challenging disease and your understanding it and learning about it is a huge asset -- to you and your physician. Try to stay physically fit and if you can, join a support and information-sharing group. ...Read more
Have pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary fibrosis, copd, with lupus,scleroderma,many complications. how long can you live with these lung issues?
MCTD: You mentioned you have scleroderma and SLE. You need to be seen by a lung doc if you have not seen one already. You conditions need a multi disciplinary approach with a rheumatologist/ pulmonary doc/ and a cardiologist. Most large teaching hospital have docs that have exp with such complex issues and may be your best bet. Best of luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not likely: Why worry about 3 disorders, as you likely possess one unifying diagnosis to explain your problems. A good place to start is with an endocrinologist to deal with diabetes and the complications secondary to this. Focus on these issues, and later, if things seem peculiar look into co-morbities. Lastly, if you possess diabetes and lupus, doubt you have ms in addition. ...Read more
Is it ok for s.l.e lupus patients to take suppliments for gym workouts such as, Karbolyn xr3, stance bcaa, gluamatic
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