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Lupus Cause Fatty Tumors
No: Lupus can involve the brain but there is no correlation between brain tumors and lupus. ...Read more
Mom has high CA 19-9 (58.7), pancreatic CT scan clear. Lifelong SLE (lupus), but also new benign adrenal adenoma. Can this explain high tumor marker?
Tumor marker: Tumor markers like ca19-9 should not be used for diagnosis. They only good for follow up after diagnosis was made by tissue biopsy. Use of tumor markers as screening may subject the patients to unnecessary testings which could lead to unnecessary complications. ...Read more
Genetic causes- splenomegaly, fatty liver, seizures, fatigue, psychosis and ataxia? Neg. For np a/b/c, lupus, wilson's and ashkenazi diseases
This is a lot: I wish my answer was as good as your question. Some of your symptoms could be part of an immunologically mediated illness. These as you know can have a genetic basis. You have looked in some important areas. Your evaluation may be a variety of laboratory studies genetics studies and tissue biopsies to help clarify. ...Read more
Fat malabsorption- what are the possible causes- we know I do not have gastro disease (crohns, divert, celiec, pancreatitus, or gall bladder prob, no surgery/ new diagnosed lupus. And I have pots?
Steatorrhea: Many causes: pancreatic (exocrine insufficiency); celiac disease; sbbo/sibo; bowel resection/short bowel syndrome; bile acid malabsorption; certain medications; history of chemo/xrrt; systemic disease such as scleroderma & pbc have also been associated with fat malabsorption. Because each of these conditions can have specific and different treatments, determining the exact etiology is important. ...Read more
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
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
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
Flare: Lupus is not caused by a trauma however any type of trauma can lead to a lupus flare once the diagnosis is already established. Best wishes ...Read more
How can I cope with lupus if I also have gad? Is it possible that I had lupus and that was the root cause for my to get gad? Or gad caused lupus?
Lupus and GAD: Gad doesn't cause lupus. Lupus doesn't cause gad. Lupus can worse the gad, though, mostly through a lot of insecurities that it brings on with it. ...Read more
Perhaps: Lupus can be dangerous depending on its severity. Lupus and fatty liver aren't really related. Fatty liver is usually related to alcohol consumption or the metabolic syndrome (diabetes, obesity, high cholesterol, high blood pressure). Fatty liver with inflammation can lead to cirrhosis, generally takes decades to occur. Lupus is an autoimmune disease and their are autoimmune liver diseases too. ...Read more
More than one reason: It is felt the lupus is the result of a combination of things some of which are not known. A combination of genetic wrists, environmental exposures, possible viral infections are all considered. There may be more than one cause of lupus. ...Read more
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 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
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lupus is the greek word for wolf.
Do not fool around with the wolf! ...Read more
Yes: It certainly can and chest pain from pleurisy (inflammation of the pleura or lining of the lungs) is one of the diagnostic criteria for lupus. Of course there are many reasons for chest pain in patients with and without lupus, so see your primary care physician for further evaluation. ...Read more
Accutane: Because so many people on vitamin A derivative drugs like ISOretinoic acid develop lupus, a correlation has been postulated but not proven. Accutane may also be linked with inflammatory bowel disease, birth defects, suicide, and depression. You are best off consulting with your doctor or legal advisor. Good luck ...Read more