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Dr. Joseph Gutman Dr. Gutman
Internal Medicine
39 years in practice
Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine
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Is there a correlation between herpes and lupus/sjogren?

Is there a correlation between herpes and lupus/sjogren?

Well...: There is no correlation. But a person can have more than one disease. Please do not have unprotected sex. If you have demonstrated that you have Herpes and you are sexually active, you should be taking daily medications to decrease the chance of being contagious

Herpes (Definition)

There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more


Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Dr. Gerard Honore Dr. Honore
Fertility Medicine
25 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Can gardisil cause herpes in lupus patients?

Can gardisil cause herpes in lupus patients?

No: Gardasil does not cause herpes. Period. Hope this helps, good wishes.

Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Can a positive herpes blood test be lupus?

No: There is no relationship between the two.

Dr. Bruce Rothschild Dr. Rothschild
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
37 years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
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Dr. Robert Kwok Dr. Kwok
Pediatrics
29 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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What is the likelihood of a false negative herpes type specific blood test with background of lupus (sle)?

What is the likelihood of a false negative herpes type specific blood test with background of lupus (sle)?

About 0% to 9%: Quest diagnostics' website states that their herpes type-specific IgG antibody test is 91-100% sensitive, so there are a few false negative results. A repeat test can be done 4-6 weeks later, if worried about a false negative. Lupus should not affect the result, but if a person is on strong immuno-suppressive therapy, his antibody production may be blocked, which may make test results unreliable.

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Dr. Emily Altman Dr. Altman
Dermatology
24 years in practice
University of Sheffield Medical School, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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Can herpes & lupus when it cums to break out of blister act the same? Does herpes blister have an odor or does lupus blister have an odor?

Can herpes & lupus when it cums to break out of blister act the same? Does herpes blister have an odor or does lupus blister have an odor?

Lupus and herpes: There is a blistering form of lupus called bullous lupus. Blisters are large or small, there are many of them and they are distributed evenly on both sides of the body. Herpes is one location, grouped vesicles on a red patch. People with weakened immune systems may have blisters in more than one location. Neither lupus nor herpes blisters have an odor unless infected. Please see your doctor asap.

Dr. Haider Goussous Dr. Goussous
Surgery
59 years in practice
University of Cairo Faculty of Medicine
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Painful scab inside the nose NOT from lupus or herpes? How to treat, when to see Dr? Neosporin ok?

Painful scab inside the nose NOT from lupus or herpes? How to treat, when to see Dr? Neosporin ok?

4 DAYS NEOSPORIN: GIVE IT ONLY 4 DAYS IF NO IMPROVEMENT SEE ENT DOCTOR. DONOT TRY TO PEEL IT OFF YOURSELF

Dr. Randy Baker Dr. Baker
Holistic Medicine
36 years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
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Is there a link between pesticides and developing lupus?

Is there a link between pesticides and developing lupus?

YES: Yes. Pesticides and other toxic chemicals are a major cause of autoimmune diseases including lupus- see http://www. Medpagetoday. Com/rheumatology/arthritis/24625 the autoimmune epidemic by donna jackson nakazawa is a great book on the subject. If you have lupus then minimizing exposure to toxins and working with a holistic doctor to safely detoxify would be wise.

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Dr. Thomas Namey Dr. Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
44 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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Is there any research showing a link between lupus flare ups decreasing after a hysterectomy?

Is there any research showing a link between lupus flare ups decreasing after a hysterectomy?

Yes.: Lupus is a female dominant disease, primarily because of estrogen. Flares occur during pregnancy and systemic lupus rarely occurs before puberty. Estrogen! A french study in 2008 documented lower disease activity and fewer flares after complete hysterectomy. This is why I am adverse to hrt in women after menopause.

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Dr. Tracy Lovell Dr. Lovell
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
17 years in practice
Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine
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Is there any link between lupus and mitral regurgitation?

See below: Valvular heart disease in lupus can result from a condition known libman-sacks endocarditis where clot-like material attacks the heart valve. Antiphospholipid antibodies are often present with this condition which are clotting antibodies.

Dr. Rupesh Parikh Dr. Parikh
Internal Medicine - Oncology
22 years in practice
American University of the Caribbean
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Is there a link between a high ANA and cancer? Cbc ok metabolic ok. Thyroid ok. And lupus panel neg?

Is there a link between a high ANA and cancer? Cbc ok metabolic ok. Thyroid ok. And lupus panel neg?

Not likely: It is unlikely that a high ANA level by itself increase you risk of cancer. However if you have autoimmune disease like sjrojens for example it does have a increase risk of lymphoma or a cancer if the blood and lymph nodes. That could give a high ANA level as well.

Dr. Hasan Khondker Dr. Khondker
Internal Medicine
9 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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My dsdna double strand reference was 3.45 and very symptomatic. S this a positive for lupus how is it scored?

Possibly: This is one of the many blood tests used to diagnose lupus. You should consult your rheumatologist to have them run a full battery of tests

Dr. Tracy Lovell Dr. Lovell
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
17 years in practice
Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine
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This last 2 weeks feel so run down between p.O.T.S and lupus... I'm 27 I want to feel normal. But I don't think ill ever be "normal" again. :/?

See below: Go the lupus foundation of america's website to find a support group for lupus patients near you. I think you would find this beneficial and you would also learn how other patients cope with the disease.

Dr. Edgar Mendizabal Dr. Mendizabal
Internal Medicine
51 years in practice
Greater Bolivian University of San Andres
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Dr. Yash Khanna Dr. Khanna
Family Medicine
53 years in practice
University of Lucknow, K. G. Medical College
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What;s the best pain medicine for lupus patients?

What;s the best pain medicine for lupus patients?

Acetaminophen NSAIDS: For symptom relief of pain you can use Acetaminophen or NSAIDs like Ibuprofen or o Naprooxen or Cox 2 Celebrex Along wih Antimalarials (Hydroxychlroquin) and low dose steroids

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Dr. Bennett Machanic Dr. Machanic
Neurology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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How to tell if I have t1 diabetes, lupus and m.S at age 17?

How to tell if I have t1 diabetes, lupus and m.S at age 17?

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.

Dr. Dean Giannone Dr. Giannone
Internal Medicine
21 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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Both my mom and aunt have been diagnosed with lupus, should I get checked for it as well? Since I know it’s hereditary

Both my mom and aunt have been diagnosed with lupus, should I get checked for it as well? Since I know it’s hereditary

Rheumatologic issues: The specific diagnosis of lupus wouldn't run in families as much as the tendency towards rheumatologic conditions in general - that tendency runs in families - lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjögren's syndrome, scleroderma. Can find all of these in family lineages. Have a good history/physical exam/blood testing coordinated by Rheumatologist.

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Dr. Eric Chiang Dr. Chiang
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
7 years in practice
American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine
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Is it ok for s.l.e lupus patients to take suppliments for gym workouts such as, Karbolyn xr3, stance bcaa, gluamatic

Is it ok for s.l.e lupus patients to take suppliments for gym workouts such as, Karbolyn xr3, stance bcaa, gluamatic

Not sure, I don't: Think anyone knows for sure if its okay for sure. No study has been done on those supplement with SLE. I would recommend stay simple supplement with multivitamin, Vit D, B complex. At the most, protein shake for post work out.