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Dr. Al Hegab
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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (Definition)

Lupus erythematosus is a name given to a collection of autoimmune diseases, in which the human immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks normal, healthy tissues.Symptoms of these diseases can affect many different body systems, including joints, skin, kidneys, blood ...Read more


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I've never had a cavity and always take great care of my teeth. Now I have lupus, got gum swelling and lost a back tooth.Could lupus be the cause?

I've never had a cavity and always take great care of my teeth. Now I have lupus, got gum swelling and lost a back tooth.Could lupus be the cause?

Possibly, but rare: It sounds more like periodontal disease. You state that you take great care of your teeth and never had a cavity. That is great, but you did not state whether or not you see a dentist regularly. If you do not then the swelling gums and lost tooth is most likely due to periodontal disease and not lupus. If you see a dentist regularly then go to see him/her and get this checked out. ...Read more

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What are the risks of getting your wisdom teeth extracted with systemic lupus erythematosus?

What are the risks of getting your wisdom teeth extracted with systemic lupus erythematosus?

Depends: If you have been on steroids recently for flare ups of sle, it could lead to post operative complications. Also, there is always a chance that there may be a latent cardiac problem that will only become apparent when you are under stress, like during a surgery. I would see and oral surgeon, and have him/her work with your physician to manage your case safely. ...Read more

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Have sle lupus have for past 5 days feeling general unwell, tired, sore, nauous, headache and teeth pain no change in lifestyle or meds?

Have sle lupus have for past 5 days feeling general unwell, tired, sore, nauous, headache and teeth pain no change in lifestyle or meds?

Flare: Your having a flare, this is a period of time when sle. Is acting up causing multiple system to react unfavorable to the immunities ponce of the body. Usually these flares will subside but come back. There is no cure but the treatments are getting better for this disease. ...Read more

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Poor posture/tense when asleep/grind my teeth at night /possible lupus or depression/Slightly low iron how to determine cause of fatigue/Weakness?

Poor posture/tense when asleep/grind my teeth at night /possible lupus or depression/Slightly low iron how to determine cause of fatigue/Weakness?

Evaluation: continue to work with your doctor and dentist to find the cause. Nighttime grinding can be caused by sleep disturbances. Concider an evaluation for sleep apnea. A sleep medicine doctor may be able to help you. ...Read more

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Is this lupus, red, hot, hands &feet, bells palsy, low iron, b12, d, thiroid failed, enemic, high b p, lost teeth at 20s am 52 left underarm pain chronic fatigue?

Is this lupus, red, hot, hands &feet, bells palsy, low iron, b12, d, thiroid failed, enemic, high b p, lost teeth at 20s am 52 left underarm pain chronic fatigue?

Fatigue: You have numerous symptoms and there are many possibilities. Keep visiting your doctor to sort out what is happening to you and how to proceed with treatment. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose lupus? What is the difference between multiple sclerosis and lupus? Which disease causes tooth loss?

How do you diagnose lupus?  What is the difference between multiple sclerosis and lupus? Which disease causes tooth loss?

see details: Neither causes loss of teeth unless there is a secondary sjogren's syndrome associated with the lupus. Lupus is diagnosed by specific clinical criteria and confirmed by positive blood tests. There are numerous difference between ms and sle. ...Read more

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Can lupus cause tooth resorption? Can lupus cause Crohn's disease?

Can lupus cause tooth resorption? Can lupus cause Crohn's disease?

Definitely, no: The studies show that dentin is not recognized as a self structure by the immunologic system, being the component of the tooth makes it impossible. Hope it helps. ...Read more