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Doctor insights on: Lupus Cerebritis Diagnosis

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Have lupus cerebritis.Prednisolone over 2yrs.On ppitoo.Been constipated.Blackstools over 2years.Recent bloodyblack stool. Recent abdominalpain ?So

Have lupus cerebritis.Prednisolone over 2yrs.On ppitoo.Been constipated.Blackstools over 2years.Recent bloodyblack stool. Recent abdominalpain ?So

Go Get Seen: Black and/or bloody stools may indicate a serious condition. It is possible that long term steroids have left the stomach vulnerable and bleeding is occurring. Do not wait, be seen immediately. ...Read more

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Any reason other than brain inflamm/cerebritis that prednisone always helps my lightheaded, fogginess/confusion? Md doesn't know cause. I have lupus.

Any reason other than brain inflamm/cerebritis that prednisone always helps my lightheaded, fogginess/confusion? Md doesn't know cause. I have lupus.

Lupus: Lupus brain disease (cerebritis) can be helped in unusual cases by steroids. If you have been on steroids a long time, your body may need them to function. ...Read more

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Help.Lupus-like condition.Get flares of severe brain fog, confusion, dizziness -affects my job.Neg neuro work-up.Increasing prednisone during episodes& symptoms resolve.Lupus cerebritis still likely?

Help.Lupus-like condition.Get flares of severe brain fog, confusion, dizziness -affects my job.Neg neuro work-up.Increasing prednisone during episodes& symptoms resolve.Lupus cerebritis still likely?

Rheumatologist: You must be seeing a physician for this condition. Have them consider consultation with a neurologist. While on steroids you are at significantly greater risk for central nervous system and other infections. Cannot advise more without knowing your full medical history. ...Read more

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Looking for top doctors in the u.S. Who treat CNS lupus/ceribritis vasculitis. My 22 year old niece has it and none of her drs have ever treated it.?

Need Rheumatologist: My suggestion is to see a progressive rheumatologist in your relatively local area. There are many great centers around the country. Your location and access to the doctor can not be discounted. This is a long term disease, not a single visit issue. Many great doctors are around you. ...Read more

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Are there current diagnosis for lupus?

Yes: Technically there are classification criteria, but these are used to help guide the diagnosis. There can be a variety ways to diagnose lupus and almost like snow flakes there are over 1400 different combinations. Not all of these items are in the classification criteria. Your rheumatologist can help clarify the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How many kinds of lupus diagnosis are there?

1500: Some years ago it was calculated that there can be 1500 different manifestations and combinations of lupus. So many different things can occur and this is how this calculation was performed. ...Read more

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Could I have lupus? What tests are there for a diagnosis?

Lupus: There are quite a few tests that we use to diagnose lupus along with a physical exam. Some of these tests are: antinuclear antibodies (ana), anti-sm, anti-dsdna, and anti-rnp. Others might be used, but these are some of the main tests. ...Read more

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Recently diagnosis with lupus diagnosis with MS in 2003. Could I have had lupus all this time instead of ms? My neuro now thinks my lesions don't look like ms

Recently diagnosis with lupus  diagnosis with MS in 2003. Could I have had lupus all this time instead of ms?  My neuro now thinks my lesions don't look like ms

Sort this out ASAP: Lupus is one of the diseases that may mimic MS, and very critical to pin down correct diagnosis. I do not have sufficient information to guide this, but if you are encountering uncertainty, get a second opinion ASAP. A rheumatologist could be very helpful regarding the lupus question. Might also, consider anti-phospholipid antibody syndrome in addition. ...Read more

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