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Are there any documented cases of drug induced Lupus caused by Aspirin and if so how long after discontinued do symptoms subside?

Are there any documented cases of drug induced Lupus caused by Aspirin and if so how long after discontinued do symptoms subside?

Not exactly: On the other hand there are well recognized plain allergy to aspirin. Also, there is mastoiditis--an accentuated histamine reaction which is often triggered by aspirin. ...Read more

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I don't have issue with lupus anticoagulants. Does it make sense to still take aspirin when trying to conceive? Mad miscarriage before.

I don't have issue with lupus anticoagulants. Does it make sense to still take aspirin when trying to conceive? Mad miscarriage before.

No problem: Aspirin won't stop you conceiving, but better confer with your doctor/gynecologist, why should you take a medicine that you don't need? Wish you all the best ...Read more

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I tested weakly positive for lupus anticoagulant. I have been on baby aspirin for 2months now, can I have a successful pregnancy on that alone?

I tested weakly positive for lupus anticoagulant. I have been on baby aspirin for 2months now, can I have a successful pregnancy on that alone?

See details: A low positive test is not clinically significant so no preventative therapy is needed. There is no evidence that low dose ASA has any value in this situation. ...Read more

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Hello, 5 years ago I had positive blood tests for lupus but except the skin I didn't have any significant symptoms. Recently I tested positive for Acl and anti b2 glycoprotein1 (no symptoms for this as well). I was put on Plaquenil. Should I take aspirin

Hello, 5 years ago I had positive blood tests for lupus but except the skin I didn't have any significant symptoms. Recently I tested positive for Acl and anti b2 glycoprotein1 (no symptoms for this as well). I was put on Plaquenil. Should I take aspirin

Get 2nd opinion: I take it that you feel well and have not had a thrombotic episode. Nobody really knows how to manage healthies who have a few "lupus anticoagulants" but it's news to me that plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) would be a first-line Rx. It's not an innocuous medicine and is strong stuff even if you do have discoid lupus. And many folks have positive anti-nuclear antibodies but no sign of lupus. ...Read more

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+ANA test. Elevated histones AB only. Only on aspirin and BB. Take some supplements in low doses like serrapeptase. Can this cause drug induced lupus?

+ANA test. Elevated histones AB only. Only on aspirin and BB. Take some supplements in low doses like serrapeptase. Can this cause drug induced lupus?

Not known: I am not aware that this is associated with drug-induced lupus. Antihistone anybody's can be seen in wild or systemic lupus as well as drug-induced lupus. Certainly there is no evidence from what you tell us that you have lupus of any type. You say you're on aspirin and I'm uncertain why and you say are on BB and I don't know what that is. From the information you're giving us I'm not certain the information you're giving us I'm not even certain why they did it in a testing on you. From what I can tell you don't have Lucas from this conversation ...Read more

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I have been having recurrent miscarriages. I tested weakly positive for lupus anticoagulant. Can I have a successful pregnancy on baby aspirin?

No: Low dose Aspirin is not an effective therapy for this issue. You need to be on subcutaneous heparin. See a rheumatologist or hematologist for appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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37 year-old woman with 2 years of variations in numbness, pain, weakness, and spasticity in her left hand and fingers, now also has left shoulde.....?

37 year-old woman with 2 years of variations in numbness, pain, weakness, and spasticity in her left hand and fingers, now also has left shoulde.....?

Cervical radiculopathy: Sounds like it could be related to a cervical radiculoapathy. Radiculopathy symptoms can wax and wane over the years causing a variety symptoms including numbness, pain, and weakness. Consider MRI of cervical spine and electrodiagnostic studies of the upper extremities. While a cervical radiculopathy can caused muscle spasms, you typically don't see 'spasticity'. Radiculopathy would be a lower motor neuron condition as opposed to upper motor neuron. Does the patient have increased reflexes and positive Hoffman's test? If so, consider MRI of the brain to rule out a lesion that may be causing these symptoms. ...Read more

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Who all gets lupus?

Who all gets lupus?

Genes, environment: This answer will change as we know more about lupus. We believe that for a person to get lupus, from the limited genetic information we have now, about 10% is from known genetic causes and remaining 90% unknown genetic causes and environmental causes. Environmental causes are largely undefined but important. Think about this: only 30% of identical twins develop lupus together. ...Read more

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Is Lupus reversible?

Is Lupus reversible?

No: Lupus in all its various presentations is treatable but it is not curable nor reversible. In some cases, lupus may go into remission but if it does go into remission, it does so on its own and does not go into remission as a result of treatment. ...Read more

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Is lupus hereditary?  

Somewhat hereditary?: Sle (lupus) is an auto-immune disorder in which a person's immune system is reacting strongly against parts of his own body. The inflammation from the immune system reaction leads to symptoms. It is believed to be partly genetic or familial (some people may be genetically more likely to get sle) and partly environmental (something happens in a person's life that sets off the auto-immune reaction). ...Read more

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What is systemic lupus?

What is systemic lupus?

Autoimmune disease: Lupus erythematosus is a chronic inflammatory disease of unknown cause. The immune system attacks the patient's own body (autoimmunity) and can inflame the skin, joints, kidneys, nervous system, lungs, mucous membranes, and other internal organs. A red rash is often but not always present. Thus, it was named lupus erythematosus meaning "red wolf.". ...Read more

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What are lupus symptoms?

See details: There are 11 diagnostic criteria for lupus. Google them. ...Read more

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How is lupus diagnosed?

Multiple factors: The diagnosis of lupus is made based on a constellation of clinical and laboratory criteria. That is there are a number of pre-determined symptoms, physical signs (things a Dr. Sees when examining you), and findings on bloodwork. A minimum number of these must be present in order for the diagnosis to be made. So, you would need to have a physical exam and have blood work drawn. ...Read more

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What are tests for lupus?

See details.: Start with an ana. If that is positive check for dna, ena, ssa and ssb antibodies. If the ANA is negative, I strongly suggest that no other tests be done. ...Read more

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What is the cause of lupus?

What is the cause of lupus?

Genes, environment: This answer will change as we know more about lupus. We believe that for a person to get lupus, from the limited genetic information we have now, about 10% is from known genetic causes and remaining 90% unknown genetic causes and environmental causes. Environmental causes are largely undefined but important. Think about this: only 30% of identical twins develop lupus together. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of lupus?

What are symptoms of lupus?

Complex: Lupus is a complex autoimmune disease in which the body is attacking its own tissue. Lupus is famous for affecting different people in different ways. The effects can be so different from person to person that it does not even look like they have the same diagnosis. The diagnosis is best made by a rheumatologist who sees a lot of lupus patients. ...Read more

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What is lupus and symptoms?

What is lupus and symptoms?

Complex: Lupus is a complex autoimmune disease in which the body is attacking its own tissue. Lupus is famous for affecting different people in different ways. The effects can be so different from person to person that it does not even look like they have the same diagnosis. ...Read more

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