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Doctor insights on: Lupus Mycosis Fungoides

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Does mycosis fungoides have a cure?

Does mycosis fungoides have a cure?

Sometimes: It is a difficult lymphoma to eradicate although it can be controlled with many different medicines and life extended for several years. Newer medicines are coming along so ther eis hope for long term control. ...Read more

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Mycosis fungoides tumors, can surgery help?

Mycosis fungoides tumors, can surgery help?

It can...: Mycosis fungoides is the most common form of a type of cancer called cutaneous t-cell lymphoma. Although the skin is involved, the skin cells themselves are not cancerous. Mycosis fungoides was so named because the tumors can resemble mushrooms. Permanent lesions can certainly be treated with local surgical excision and the progression of mf is markedly slowed following surgery. ...Read more

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What type of medication or remedy shall I use to treat my mycosis fungoides?

What type of medication or remedy shall I use to treat my mycosis fungoides?

Dermatologist is key: Since Mycosis Fungoides is a low grade malignancy of T cells arising in skin and may go to other organs, the treatment is tailored to your stage, type of M; whether it has spread to organs or not, and whether it has progressed from an indolent to an aggressive form. So, in short, for your sake and your benefit, your question is best answered by your dermatologist in concert with your oncologist. ...Read more

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Red patches on thigh. been there for almost 1 mo. sometimes slightly itchy. could it be mycosis fungoides?

Red patches on thigh. been there for almost 1 mo. sometimes slightly itchy. could it be mycosis fungoides?

It might be fungal i: Fungal infections of the skin are not uncommon in this area of your anatomy. Mycosis fungoides is NOT a fungal infection....it is actually a type of lymphoma/Cancer. This is unlikely to be the cause here. I would advise you to go see a physician for a physical examination to make a proper diagnosis and offer you help with treatment. ...Read more

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How common is a lichenoid lymphocytic infiltrate w/ tanglestacia in a skin biopsy? I was diagnosed Mycosis Fungoides last year, could this be new spot

Nonspecific terms vs: The diagnosis of nycosis fungoides is based on a combination of 4 items: clinical, histological, immunotests, molecular. The histological picture mimics many forms and also includes lichenoid infiltrate, plus in a third, ,atypical abnormal cells form cerebriform Pautier's nests. To answer your question, your biopsy should have molecular clonality, expert pathology immunohistology review. ...Read more

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Can men have lupus?

Can men have lupus?

Yes: Lupus is an auto-immune disorder that can affect various organs including the skin, joints, kidneys, brain, etc. Males and females can get lupus. Check out lupus.Org for more information. ...Read more

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Can i fast in lupus?

See below: Without knowing your full history of lupus, i advise against it but your rheumatologist knows your more than we do. ...Read more

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How do you get lupus?

How do you get lupus?

Immune regulation: One's immune system requires a control center (regulatory lymphocytes etc) to keep it in balance. When the regulation is impaired, immune disorders such as allergic and autoimmune disorders develop. There is also a strong genetic and hormonal influences. Females or people with family history of autoimmune or allergic disorders are at a higher risk to develop these diseases. ...Read more

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Ho do you treat lupus?

Varied therapies: It depends on what manifestations of disease you have . Treatments may include anti inflammatory medications, steroids and many other treatments. These really depend on your symptoms with severe nervous system or kidney disease powerful drugs lime Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) may also be needed. ...Read more

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How do you treat lupus?

Complicated: If you have lupus, you should see a doctor specializing in careof that disease. The specialist here would be a rheumatologist. You may have a pcp who is very competent in caring for you, however. You may need to be followed by a dermatologist, nephrologist (kidney doctor) and neurologist. Can't give you the whole enchilada in 400 character space. (google a reputable web site). ...Read more

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What can trigger lupus? 

Sun. Infections: Sunisa trigger and infections or low immune system may cause lupus to flare. Alternative physicians propose that sugar, carbs and dairy aggravate lupus and omega 3 fatty acids and vitamin c help. ...Read more

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How to deal with lupus ?

How to deal with lupus ?

Don't worry!: Virtually all sle patients can be remitted. Make sure your DX has been confirmed by someone in rheumatology. I see many pts with the DX who do not have systemic lupus! ...Read more

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Symptoms of lupus crisis?

It depends: The symptoms of a lupus flare depend on the exact organ systems involved and the extent of the involvement. ...Read more

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How many people have lupus?

How many people have lupus?

Estimate: Numbers are difficult to obtain but the estimate for the United States is between 500, 000 and 1.5 million have lupus. Women greatly outnumber men with this disease. Black skinned individuals have the highest incidence. The peak ages are between 15 and 40. ...Read more

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How can a person get lupus?

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Autoimmune disease: Systemic lupus erythematosus (sle), or lupus is an autoimmune disease where the body's immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissues of the body. This can occur from a number of different factors some of which is unknown. Certain medications are known to trigger sle in an otherwise healthy person. ...Read more

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Is lupus spread by touching?

No: Lupus is not a contagious disease, so is not spread from one person to another. Lupus is an auto-immune disease in which the ill person's immune system is reacting with his own body. ...Read more

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Why does a person get lupus?

Lupus causes: Normally, during the early development of the immune system, blood cells the could potentially harm the body, by making antibodies that bind to "self" antigens are destroyed. Other times these cells are prevented from harming us because "suppressor" cells keep them under control and inactive. The loss of this immune control can cause an auto-immune disease, why this occurs is unknown. ...Read more

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How can I tell if it's lupus?

Lupus: Lupus is an autoimmune disease and you need to see your physician. ...Read more