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Is Lupus A Fatal Disease
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
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 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
Lupus and HIV AIDS: No, it's not fatal. Life itself is always fatal, as far as we know, except for hela cells. Having lupus and HIV infection together may shorten a person's life, but neither condition is rapidly fatal, nor is the combination. It depends on how severe the lupus is, to a degree, and how virile or rapidly mutating the HIV strain of virus is. But there are many known cases of people having both. ...Read more
Yes: Coping with a chronic disease is always important. There may be limitations but the majority of my patients lead a great life. The treatment needs to be tailored to the involvement and needs of the person with lupus. The person with lupus needs to take charge. People with lupus are normal people who happen to have lupus. This should be the guideline but personal responsibility is tops. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fibromyalgia : Lupus can cause almost any symptom so it often mimics other diseases. It is diagnosed by a list of clinical and lab criterea. It is best diagnosed by a rheumatologist with experience in this disease. It is most commonly confused with other autoimmune diseases and other types of arthritis. It is also often missed in fibromyalgia which occurs with it. I hope this is the information you ...Read more
Depends on severity: Lupus is can be an multisystem inflammatory disease and may involve skin discoid lupus, facial rash, joint involvement, lung involvement, etc. Recovery depends on the site, and severity of the disease. It can be kept quiet with the help of nsaids, antimalarials, oral steroids, chemotherapy and immunomodulants. ...Read more
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