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Lupus New Treatment
Yes: 8 genes have been discovered to increase the risk of developing alopecia areata. These genes are involved in the cellular based autoimmune reaction that is responsible for destroying the patch of hair follicles . New treatments are being tested using previously approved drugs for other autoimmune conditions (such as Orencia (abatacept) for rheumatoid arthritis.). ...Read more
Stay tuned: Stay tuned! this field is changing rapidly. Whereas injectable medications are the first tier of therapy, we are entering an era of oral medications and infrequent infusion therapies. Choosing the right therapy from this more and more crowded field of contenders will only get more complex. An MS specialist can help guide the discussion so that individuals can make the best informed choice. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Treatments so far...: Other than symptom management, the only real treatments available for fabry disease are enzyme replacement with agalsidase Alpha (replagal) and Agalsidase Beta (fabrazyme). These require regular infusions, and do not always lead to improvement, but do reliably halt disease progression. ...Read more
+ana, - lupus tests, yet have 8/11 symptoms of lupus including severe blistering facial rash, antibiotics fail to help, ongoing <1yr, could plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) help?
Yes: There's a lot going on in osteosarcoma rx. When i was in college, it was almost always fatal. Now the numbers are far more favorable to patients. If you're a middle-aged guy with an osteosarcoma, especially if it's not responding as you'd like, get to a major medical center and try to get into a study -- all the cancer centers collaborate on these. ...Read more
S L E : Systemic lupus erythematosus is an auto immune disease, that can affect skin, joints, kodneys, brain, and other organs.Auto immune means bodys immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissues it is treated with steroids and non steroidal anti inflammatory meds, avoid sun and wear protective clothing. Cytotoxic drugs if you do not respond to cortico steroids cytotoxics have side effects need to be monit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Less sun, some Rx: Sun protection, topical steroids, avoidance of any drug which may have provoked the dle. If no better in 2-4 weeks, cortisone injections into the lesions or topical calcineurin inhibitors. If still no better in 2-4 more weeks, oral hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malarial medication. There are even further treatment for refractory cases but the above usually works. ...Read more
Are there any new findings on chronic lymphocytic leukemia regarding preventive treatment /protocol to slow progression of disorder while asymptomtic?
Yes (but...): Yes, but minimal and does not change the standard of care. Dr. Shanafelt and colleagues at mayo clinic have looked at green tea extract in rai 0-ii cll showing a 67% response rate. http://www.asco.org/ascov2/meetings/abstracts?&vmview=abst_detail_view&confid=74&abstractid=47574 -- conclusion: egcg containing green tea extracts may have potential as disease stabilizing agents... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Any successful homeopathic type treatment for blepharitis? Have had the condition for 10 years (with rosacea)
Water: try to dip you eyes 10-15 times a day in a cup of clean luke warm water which is filled to the brim and flap your eyelids for 2 min each time.this is safe,medicine free and prevents dryness,infections as well.avoid all mascara,eye creams,artificial eye lashes etc If you want to really use cosmetics,check out SKINDEEP APP.Scan all your cosmetics and discard the dangerous ones rated on this app. ...Read more
Any new treatments out there for palmar plantar pustular psoriasis? 20 yrs done everything. Seeing rheumy next month.
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