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Is Folliculitis Associated With Lupus Or Fibro
Should people diagnosed with sle or discoid lupus avoid taking the drugs associated with drug-induced lupus?
If possible: Certain drugs can affect lupus so if there is a choice it may be prudent to avoid three drugs however depending on your circumstance there may not be other options. If you must take a drug associated with lupus be vigilant in reporting any joint pains, fever, or unusual symptoms to your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why is cryofibrinogenemia associated with lymphoma? Does lymphoma cause cryofibrinogen to appear, or vice versa, or is there no causal association?
Can methotrexate help with mild vasculitis of brain/cerebritis or neuro symptoms caused my ctd such as lupus?
It depends: There are several different symptoms that can appear, but it all depends on the patient. ...Read more
Do people with secondary sjogrens have the ssa or ssb, or is this only with primary? I understand 2ndary occurs with already existng ctd.
Primary, usually!: Primary sjogren's is usually associated with ss-a positivity, but both ss-a and ss-b combined is even more specific. But both can be false positive without clinical disease occurring! ...Read more
Is primary sclerosing cholangitis only associated with severe Ulcerative Colitis? Or is it associated with mild disease too?
With all UC: It is associated with UC regardless of how bad it is. That being said, you don't need to have UC to get PSC. ...Read more
Is there any connection between systemic lupus and raynaud's phenomenon? Do people with lupus sometimes have raynaud's as part of the illness?
Not always: Raynaud's phenomenon is an exaggerated vascular response to cold temperature or stress. It is not specific to any disease & can be associated with a long list of conditions. It can also occur without any underlying disease (so-called primary raynaud's). Only a small percentage of patients with lupus tend to have raynaud's phenomenon. ...Read more
Does livedo reticularis cause by sjogren's syndrome a form of vasculitis? Or does it cause by inflammation of sjogren's syndrome?
There is controversy over if Interstitial Cystitis considered an autoimmune disease, or could it be part of a Lupus flare? Lupus causes inflamation.
IC and Lupus: IC (Interstitial Cystitis) is inflammation of the Bladder Wall that can occur by itself or in conjunction with other autoimmune diseases, including Lupus, fibromyalgia, scleroderma, and Sjogren's Syndrome. Research has shown that IC patients are 30 Times more likely to have SLE (systemic lupus erthematosus). If you have IC, tests for Autoimmune conditions should be performed by your Doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No!: Eczema is not associated with lupus. In my practice I have many patients with psoriasis & eczema with positive anas.They do not have arthritis, and clearly not lupus or related disease. On the other hand, both eczema and psoriasis affect 10% of the population. With that, one would think that 10% of sle patients have these skin diseases, but though common, just by chance, but they are not related. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hypermobility : ? Re: ills associated with/potentiating Fibromyalgia. Hypermobility (see Beighton Criteria) common association; in about 15% females; potentiates joint injury/subluxation, esp. pelvic girdle; destabilizing spine; causing functional scoliosis, asymmetric shoulders & widespread compensatory painful soft tissue spasms. Prolonged illness w. deconditioning & mechanical injuries cause similar dynamics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My illeal biopsy showed chronic enteritis with follicular hyperlapsia. I have juvenile rheumatoid arthritis too. Does it relate?
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