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Could there be a relationship between lupus and beta thalassemia minor?

Could there be a relationship between lupus and beta thalassemia minor?

No: Lupus is not related to Alpha or beta thalassemias. The thalassemias cause "intrinsic" anemia, meaning the anemia is due to a problem inside the red blood cells. Lupus is an autoimmune disease and causes "extrinsic" anemia, meaning lupus is acting on the red blood cells from the outside and causing them to be destroyed. ...Read more

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Dr. Carol Van der Harst
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What is the reason for lupus panel? Make money for somebody?

What is the reason for lupus panel? Make money for somebody?

Why so cynical?: A lupus panel consists of tests for several autoantibodies that can be seen in lupus and also in other connective tissue disorders. In the proper clinical situation, these tests provide important data to help confirm a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is there a reason why a person with lupus should worry about bruising?

Is there a reason why a person with lupus should worry about bruising?

Like most things: It depends on the degree. Mild bruising no biggie. Moderate bruising common on prednisone. Severe bruising would bring in possibility of low platelets from disease or drug and would require further evaluation. ...Read more

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Reason for full body tremors-woke up this morning I have postural orthostatic tachy syndrome all symptoms good cept shaky all over :/ also have lupus?

High Complex questn: Your diagnoses of dyes autonomia could cause your symptom, but having lupus means you may also be on medications that alter your immune system- this means your symptoms could be due an infection. Talk to you doctor to discuss these and other possibilities, depending on the specifics of your condition. ...Read more

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Dr.S says I have pos ANA but can’t find reason why. My mother has lupus & pos ana. Could my ANA result simply be inherited by her (w/out disease)?

Dr.S says I have pos ANA but can’t find reason why. My mother has lupus & pos ana. Could my ANA result simply be inherited by her (w/out disease)?

Needs monitoring: Yes.You could have positive ANA without any symptoms.However you are at high risk for developing lupus as you have strong family history.Your doctor should monitor for any symptoms of lupus. ...Read more

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Can chronic gastritis (not from hpylori) be from my lupus? Egd multiple times shows gastritis but no known reason... I wish i could drink coffee again

Can chronic gastritis (not from hpylori) be from my lupus? Egd multiple times shows gastritis but no known reason... I wish i could drink coffee again

Chronic gastritis: Lupus is a possibility if no other cause found. It's an autoimmune disorder and there are causes of autoimmune gastritis causing acid producing cells to due resulting in gastric cell lining thinning and atrophy. A biopsy during egd may be helpful to determine the cause of gastritis. ...Read more

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What is scientific reason 4 lupus fatigue when not in flare & labs are great?I burn out so quickly & have 2 lie down to rest.Never used 2 like this.

What is scientific reason 4 lupus fatigue when not in flare & labs are great?I burn out so quickly & have 2 lie down to rest.Never used 2 like this.

Lupus & fatigue: Lupus can cause fatigue & decreased exercise tolerance for many reasons that are poorly understood. Don't overlook other causes such as associated health conditions, lifestyle, depression, stress, medications, sleep disturbances, etc. Antimalarials are often helpful for fatigue & is one of the best medications for anyone with lupus. Talk to your doctor if you aren't on this medication now. ...Read more

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Im 25 with avascular necrosis(bilateral) and I don't have lupus, sickle cell disease, never used steroid medication, nor never injury a bone! reason?

Im 25 with avascular necrosis(bilateral) and I don't have  lupus, sickle cell disease, never used steroid medication, nor never injury a bone! reason?

ETOH?: Trauma is a common cause. Steroid use & etoh abuse are next. Heredity and other diseases can cause it as well. Otherwise it is idiopathic. ...Read more

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Thalassemia (Definition)

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