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Carry the lupus gene, and have major infections or trauma 2 the body can that start lupus in motion?

Carry the lupus gene, and have major infections or trauma 2 the body can that start lupus in motion?

Autoimmune: Need to see a rhematologist its bad immune system activety test like detailed dna and renal bx needed. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more


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Can abdom. Pain, enlarged spleen, low WBC and platelets and swelling near the spine be early symptoms of cancer or some prob. Of the pancreas?

Can abdom. Pain, enlarged spleen, low WBC and platelets and swelling near the spine be early symptoms of cancer or some prob. Of the pancreas?

Yes they may or not: You need to consult a hematologist or oncologist. Enlargement of spleen can be due to chronic blood disorders or it can be due to blood cancer. So you need to have an evaluation by a blood cancer specialist to sort out what is causing you all of this problem. ...Read more

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Are the lungs, spleen, lymphatic vessels and bone marrow all part of the immune system?

Are the lungs, spleen, lymphatic vessels and bone marrow all part of the immune system?

Yes and more: The major organs that produce cells key for the immune system are the bone marrow, spleen, lymph nodes and thymus. However, there are very active immune cells in most tissues including the skin, GI tract including liver and lungs. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of someone with lung, liver, spleen and back cancer?

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What is the life expectancy of someone with lung, liver, spleen and back cancer?

Depends on which ca?: Life expectancy will depends on the type of the cancer, the stage, the moelcular biology of the cancer. In addition, the age and overall condition of the patient also are important. D/w your oncologist in detail. ...Read more

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What are the prognosis of hep c and b in drug addicts with enlarged kidney with a recent fracture of the hip joint.

What are the prognosis of hep c and b in drug addicts with enlarged kidney with a recent fracture of the hip joint.

Hepatitis: With the medicines today these are very treatable viruses. There seems to be a lot of other issues going on but those should improve in spite of hepatitis ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of your liver shutting down does end stage liver disease cause pain in your spleen?

What are the symptoms of your liver shutting down does end stage liver disease cause pain in your spleen?

Cirrhosis: Causes high portal pressure and causes pressure on spleen and can cause pain, yes. In addition, it can cause varices in the esophagus which can bleed, fluid in the belly, jaundice, confusion, liver flap or shake, increased blood vessels in chest and abdomen (spiders and caput) rapid breathing, and finally will cause kidney to fail and its associated symptoms. ...Read more

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What does having bone marrow cells move to and enlarge the liver and spleen indicate in myelofibrosis? Does this change the prognosis?

What does having bone marrow cells move to and enlarge the liver and spleen indicate in myelofibrosis? Does this change the prognosis?

Advanced stage: When bone marrow cells move to spleen/liver, it may mean bone marrow is failing & cannot make blood cells effectively. Therefore, the spleen & liver take over to do the job- then they get enlarged & blood count also drops & many patients may require transfusions. Patients may have fevers etc. Treatment is available for enlarged spleen & fevers. (jakafi).Younger patients may need transplant. ...Read more

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Can people with lupus involvement in the kidneys end up on dialysis?

Can people with lupus involvement in the kidneys end up on dialysis?

Yes.: Lupus antibodies can attack your kidney and cause them not to function properly. Once your kidneys have shut down, then you will need dialysis in order to survive. The best thing to do is to keep the lupus symptoms under control and regularly see your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the relationship of hepatosplenic t-cell lymphoma and low lymphocyte levels in the blood?

What is the relationship of hepatosplenic t-cell lymphoma and low lymphocyte levels in the blood?

Retained in spleen: The spleen can be quite large and contain really high numbers of malignant lymphocytes. In these cases, both normal and malignant lymphocytes can be low in the peripheral blood. ...Read more

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What’s the effect of rheumatoid arthritis on the heart and vessels?

What’s the effect of rheumatoid arthritis on the heart and vessels?

Bad: Ra is an inflammotry disorder, characterized by high levels of CRP in the body. CRP does not cause the damge, but is the best surrogate marker for inflammation in the body, particularly the blood stream. Inflammation hurts the ling of blood vessels and increases the tendency to deposit cholesterol plaques. It raises clotting factors, such as fibrinogen which makes the blood more liely to clot! ...Read more

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Cirrhosis of the liver and a cold, what to do?

Cirrhosis of the liver and a cold, what to do?

Gentle cold tips.: Sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect ; mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey ; a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest! ...Read more

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Are both rheumatism and lymphoma connected to the immune system?

Are both rheumatism and lymphoma connected to the immune system?

Sort of...: Rheumatism is a general term for aches and pains. I'm wondering if you mean "rheumtoid arthritis", a specific kind of joint problem that is related to autoimmunity--and that's a kind of overactivation of the immune system. Lymphoma is a cancer of a specific type of blood cell--the white blood cells called lymphocytes that are part of the immune system. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of an enlarged liver and spleen, and high wbc?

What could be the cause of an enlarged liver and spleen, and high wbc?

Many things: If had to pick one disease that best fits with the data, i would pick chronic myelogenous leukemia. Other are mono, lymphosarcoma cell leukemia. ...Read more

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What are the chances of survival with cirrhosis of the liver and cellulitis?

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What are the chances of survival with cirrhosis of the liver and cellulitis?

Many variables: Two variables include stage of cirrhosis as well as degree of cellulitis. Severe cellulitis w/sepsis in end stage liver disease is less likely to survive than mild cellulitis in earliest stage of cirrhosis. ...Read more

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In a very aggressive autoimmune response can the immune system attack and kill the whole of the peripheral nervous system and what's this diagnosed as?

See below: There are several different autoimmune diseases that can cause a peripheral neuropathy such as sjogren's and cidp. There are others but without knowing more of your history it is hard to say what it could be. ...Read more

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My upper abdomen hurts and into upper back. I get rotten egg / sewer smelling burps and nausea. I'm weak and dizzy a lot. Have lupus and fibromyalgia?

My upper abdomen hurts and into upper back. I get rotten egg / sewer smelling burps and nausea.  I'm weak and dizzy a lot. Have lupus and fibromyalgia?

Possible causes : Include a parasite called giardia lamblia, or a bacteria called helicobacter pylorii slow gastric emptying time can also cause this due to the acid in your stomach causing breakdown of proteins releasing sulfur containing products such as methionine. The fact that you are having abdominal pain makes me think that the most likely cause is a h pylorii infection which can cause gastritis or a stomach ulcer. If you have severe abdominal pain lasting more than four hours, as a rule you should go to the emergency room for evaluation. If you develop severe diarrhea, the more likely cause is giardia. Gastroesophageal reflux disease can also cause this. Best wishes. ...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?

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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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How to tell if I have lupus?

How to tell if I have lupus?

See a rheumatologist: I would see a rheumatologist. To have lupus, you have to have symptoms compatible with the diagnosis and lab results to help confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How to know if I have lupus?

See details: You see a rheumatologist. If the history and blood work are compatible with the diagnosis, you have lupus. ...Read more

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Top ten signs you have lupus?

See below: There is not really a top ten list for lupus where one sign is more important than another. Check out the lupus foundation of america's website which is a great informational source for patients. ...Read more

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What are they signs of lupus?

Many and different : No two cases of lupus are exactly alike. Signs and symptoms may come on suddenly or develop slowly, may be mild or severe, and may be temporary or permanent.Fatigue and fever, joint pain, butterfly-shaped rash on the face , skin lesions that appear or worsen with sun exposure, shortness of breath, shortness of breath chest pain dry eyes headaches, confusion, memory loss, fingers and toes burnning. ...Read more

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Who was the founder of lupus?

Who was the founder of lupus?

Rogerius: Thirteenth century physician rogerius was the first to described the skin manifestations of lupus. A history of lupus can be found here http://lupus.About.Com/od/faqs/f/luphistory.Htm. ...Read more

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What r the symptoms of lupus?

What r the 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. ...Read more

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The best medicatiom flor lupus

Hard to answer: This question is hard to answer without knowing what symptoms of lupus you have. Some patients may require no therapy while others may require IV chemotherapy. The best medicine is the one that works. ...Read more

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Hi what is lupus and symptoms?

See details: Systemic lupus is an autoimmune disease characterized by eleven diagnostic criteria including a positive ana, malar rash, hair loss, arthritis, low white count, raynauds, seizures and others. ...Read more

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