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Lupus Cause Abnormal Vng
Post VTE and extensive testing the only abnormal result is a highly elevated b2glycoprotein IGA. Lupus and other diseases have been ruled out. Cause?
Sometimes : We never know. Some people for some reason just get them . ...Read more
Can I take B12 with plaquniel?
Also can B12 cause or effect irregular heart beat? Or be taken with sjogrens and 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NOT KNOWN...: No one knows the final "trigger-pull" that causes lupus. We do know genetics play some role. We do know that hormones play a major role (reason for female dominance and females rarely getting sle before puberty). But why some with similar factors get disease is not known at present. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Skin cancer?: Atypical acid fast bacilli often causes sores which do not heal or respond to the usual antibiotics. I always consider the presence of a skin cancer if a sore fails to heal . See a dermatologist. A less likely scenario would be the presence of an immune defect. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
SLE diagnosis: Systemic lupus erythematosus is best diagnosed by an experienced rheumatologist. It is an autoimmune disease. A high-titer ANA, >1:320 is both sensitive and specific for lupus. Other auto-antibodies can help to confirm the lupus diagnosis. Anti-Smith is highly specific for lupus but not very sensitive. Anti-dsDNA is also highly specific and tends to be seen in lupus with kidney involvement. ...Read more
Yes: Central nervous system lupus can cause many problems including seizures, psychosis and stroke. Any of these are serious and need to be treated by a Rheumatologist. Also many drugs used to treat.Lupus, particularly corticosteroids and even NSAIDS. Discuss this with your Rheumatologist. ...Read more
Seizures: I saw a young girl in residency with neurologic manifestations of her lupus. These included seizures and some neuro psychiatric symptoms as well. Lupus is a disease that can affect almost any organ system and it's interesting to be sure, i just wish it were always easily treatable! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Seen in lupus: Must see doc to evaluate lupus lupus is the greek word for wolf. Do not fool around with the wolf! ...Read more
Absolutely. As an: auto(self)immune(complex internal system which best protects from cancer, viruses, fungi & bacteria), any portion of the body can be targeted resulting in what ever consequences. Commonly, the arterial/capillary system is involved in the self-attacks. Since all the cells of our bodies are dependant on blood supply, they can all be damaged/die even if not attacked as a direct target of the disease. ...Read more