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Psoriasis: There is no cure for psoriasis only control. There are prescription topical steroids. There are intralesional steroid injections. The biologics like Humira, Enbrel, Remicade, (infliximab) and Otezla are very effective at treating psoriatic arthritis and also the skin lesions of psoriasis. Patients with psoriasis are also prone to cardiovascular disease but the biologics help reduce this. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
An autoimmune disease involving the skin, nails, and occasionally the joints. It is not contagious. There are several types of skin lesions, most common variety being large red scaly itchy plaques on extensor surfaces such as elbows and knees. Psoriasis can be controlled by a wide variety of medications, but a cure has ...Read more
Lupus and psoriasis: Association of psoriasis with systemic and discoid is very uncommon though has occurred .If a suspicion for such is strong it requires thorough evaluation by an expert with clinical exam , blood studies and skin biopsy confirmation.It is important to differentiate as Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) used for lupus can exacerbate psoriasis and steroids used in both diseases can relapse psoriasis at withdrawal. ...Read more
I keep get biological false positive syphilis (through rpr) i dont have lupus.i do have psoriasis. can i have BFP and never get autoimmune disease.
Yes: Plenty of folks have biologic false positives and are otherwise completely healthy. ...Read more
Hemoglobin dropped 9.8 to 8.9 in less than 2 mos. Iron, B12 ok, no hep, no hiv. Now being checked for lupus-already have psoriasis. If that's negative then do bone marrow biopsy. Is this really bad?
Check for bleeding: Occult blood loss can also cause HGB to drop as can unfortunately, some types of cancers. I don't mean to scare you but have you had an abdominal ultrasound, checked for hidden blood in stool, etc. If not, you should. Are you also fatigued or have any abnormalities? Ask doctor to be very diligent in your work up. Have you had an serum protein electrophoresis. You should have complete anemia check. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have psoriatic arthritis with features of lupus. The arthritis is in both hips, lower back and neck. What is my prognosis?
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
PSORIASIS: The emotional links are: it affects self- image, the amount of time to treat extensive skin or scalp lesions not knowing if rx will help, the debilitating effect on the person's appearance and maintenance of clothing and beddings due to scales adversely affect the quality of life. ...Read more
I have psoriasis and I'm only 20. I also have had episodes of V Tach. Could there be a link between these two?
I do not know of a: significant association between psoriasis and ventricular tachycardia. Are you certain you were told it is ventricular tachycardia and not supra ventricular tachycardia? Sometimes there is a concern with some of the medications given for psoriasis and provocation of arrhythmias but in the absence of something like long QT syndrome this should not be an issue for you. ...Read more
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. ...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... Im 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
Is it ok for s.l.e lupus patients to take suppliments for gym workouts such as, Karbolyn xr3, stance bcaa, gluamatic
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