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Is There Link Between Herpes And Lupus
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
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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 ...Read more
Unlike herpes, my ulcers first have a white covering & then break open, never have a red center. Believed lupus/vasculitis misdiagnosis. Wht cld it be?
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Is there a link between a high ANA and cancer? Cbc ok metabolic ok. Thyroid ok. And lupus panel neg?
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 ...Read more
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. ...Read more
What is your best advice for the lupus patient other than "take your meds"what can I do best for myself to keep lupus at bay? I am determined 2 b well
There is: No other answer. Nobody knows what steers lupus this way or that way. ...Read more
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
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. ...Read more
Is it ok for s.l.e lupus patients to take suppliments for gym workouts such as, Karbolyn xr3, stance bcaa, gluamatic
Meds & prevention: All people with systemic lupus should take Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) unless allergic. It helps control flares & prevent organ damage. Also nsaids help pain. Immune suppression drugs may be needed. Preventing infection (vaccines, hand-washing, etc.) and preventing heart disease are important. A rheumatologist is helpful. ...Read more
A complex autoimmune: Lupus is a very complex disease where a patient's own immune system is attacking your own body. Every patient has a different presentation and you would do best discussing lupus with your doctor and an experienced rheumatologist. ...Read more
Yes: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a multisystem autoimmune connective tissue disorder with various clinical presentations. SLE affects many organ systems, including the central and peripheral nervous systems and muscles. Speech may be affected, although not a common manifestation of SLE. You may need a spinal tap to examine the fluid for evidence of white cells, protein and antibody. ...Read more
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
There are many types of lupus and this depends on the types discussed.
This is skin lupus, kidney lupus, lung lupus, neurologic lupus, blood count changes. Each of these have many different sub-types. You can discuss this with your physicians. ...Read more
Everyone is different: Everybody with lupus is different. Some people could have a very mild lupus. Others can have very serious involvement of many organs. The purpose of our therapy is to control it the best we can and help stamp it out. ...Read more
Not a simple answer: Currently the diagnosis of sle is based on 11 criteria that the patient may have at once or over a period of time. To have a diagnosis, 4 of them must be met. Some criteria are clinical and others are from lab tests. See your physician if you are concerned about it. ...Read more