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Are there any new treatments for a wegener's flare?

Yes: Rituxan (rituximab) has proven to be a very effective treatment for wegener's. I have been treating several patients with it for more than 4 years with excellent results. ...Read more

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Any new treatments for CMV brain infection?

Any new treatments for CMV brain infection?

no: Ganciclovir, foscarnet, Cidofovir remain only fda approved treatment. ...Read more

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Is there any new treatment or new cure for alopecia areata?

Is there any new treatment or new cure for alopecia areata?

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

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What's new in treatment for relapsing remitting ms

What's new in treatment for relapsing remitting ms

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 more

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What are some alternative therapies for sle (systemic lupus erythematosus)?

What are some alternative therapies for sle (systemic lupus erythematosus)?

None: Diet and omega 3 fatty acids may help but there are no specific vitamin or herbal supplements for sle. Avoiding sugar and dairy is helpful for some people. Omega three fatty acids along with vitamin c and b complex may reduce symptoms. ...Read more

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Fabry disease. Any new treatments or cure?

Fabry disease. Any new treatments or cure?

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

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Any latest new findings in osteosarcoma treatment?

Any latest new findings in osteosarcoma treatment?

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

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Any new treatment options for interstitial cystitis?

Any new treatment options for interstitial cystitis?

Yes: There are medications and recommendations for change of diet and lifestyle ...Read more

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What is treatment for systemic lupus erythematosus?

What is treatment for systemic lupus erythematosus?

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 more

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Are ther any new treatments for Uticarian Vasculitis with related Asthma?

Are ther any new treatments for Uticarian Vasculitis with related  Asthma?

Vasculitis: Vasculitis is an inflammation of the lining of the vascular system, which is entirely different than classic urticaria. This is treated differently than typical urticaria, as well, and is usually managed by a rheumatologist whereas classic hives are treated by an allergist. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for discoid lupus erythematosus?

What is the treatment for discoid lupus erythematosus?

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

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Are there any new findings on chronic lymphocytic leukemia regarding preventive treatment /protocol to slow progression of disorder while asymptomtic?

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 more

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Best treatment for lupus anemia?

Best treatment for lupus anemia?

Control the SLE: The best therapy is to control the inflammatory process caused by lupus. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for systemic lupus erythematosus?

What is the treatment for systemic lupus erythematosus?

Many: Start with hydorxychoroquine dosed at 6.0mg/kg of body weight. Steroids id necessary for a flare. Other drugs that work well are azothioprine, cyclosporine, cellcept, (mycophenolate mofetil) and benlysta. More recently, some papers have touted rituxan. ...Read more

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Is there any new treatment for alopecia universalis?

Is there any new treatment for alopecia universalis?

Find root cause and.: Finding the root cause of the hair loss is first. Is it low thyroid, elevated dihydrotestosterone, gluten sensitivity, autoimmunity, infection or other. All of these issues need to be ruled-out then addressed appropriately. ...Read more

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Any successful homeopathic type treatment for blepharitis? Have had the condition for 10 years (with rosacea)

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

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What new research is there regarding vasculitis and polyarteritis nodosa?

What new research is there regarding vasculitis and polyarteritis nodosa?

Treatment.: Polaryarteritis & temporal arteritis, are found to be quite treatable without high dose Prednisone and all it's side effects. The new drugs are tnf-a inhibitors and new research shows quick remission in most cases. ...Read more

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Any new treatments out there for palmar plantar pustular psoriasis? 20 yrs done everything. Seeing rheumy next month.

Any new treatments out there for palmar plantar pustular psoriasis?  20 yrs done everything.  Seeing rheumy next month.

Combination Therapy: It seems that the most effective treatment for this condition that may increase the quality of life is, low dose drugs called retinoids, in combination with laser puva. I. ...Read more

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What new treatment that is use for r/a and lupus?

What new treatment that is use for r/a and lupus?

See details: The are new therapies for each. For RA it is rituxan, Actemra and a new oral med, xeljanz. For sle, it is benlysta (belimumab). "google" them for more specific info. ...Read more

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What the point to biopsey I have lupus, why do I have to have a biopsey. My blood levels have been adnormale for 4 months. I want to take all these new drug treatment for lupus other then predison.

What the point to biopsey I have lupus, why do I have to have a biopsey. My blood levels have been adnormale for 4 months. I want to take all these new drug treatment for lupus other then predison.

Mild lupus-no pred!: Most of my patients with systemic lupus respond quite well to Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) and ridaura ( oral gold). Imuran also works well, as does methotrexate. All are not "new" drugs, which the vast majority do not need! Prednisone is used for severe systemic issues in high doses, or small doses for rescue therapy. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for lupus?

What is the best treatment for lupus?

A good doctor...: After reading some of the other answers from my colleagues... In my opinion the best treatments for lupus are a good rheumatologist; and more importantly...A positive attitude! ...Read more

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What are the treatment options for lupus?

What are the treatment options for lupus?

Steroids, antimalari: Localized lupus can be treated with topical medications. Systemic lupus may need oral steroids , antimalarials such as Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) or quinacrine. In resistant cases Methotrexate or rarely thalidomide. ...Read more

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What are the stages of treatment for lupus?

What are the stages of treatment for lupus?

It depends: It really depends on the systems involved and the severity of that involvement. Most start with Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) and add meds as the disease dictates. ...Read more

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What type of treatment can be given when lupus-like symptoms do not quite warrant a diagnosis? Do I have to wait for a true diagnosis to get relief?

A correct diagnosis: Get a correct diagnosis now. People with lupus can have a variety of symptoms that can be present in other conditions. If you do not have lupus you have something else. This needs to be defined and then you get help now. Waiting for a diagnosis that you may never get is not going to help you. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for lupus nephiritis?

What is the best treatment for lupus nephiritis?

Many!: Many options, depending on severity and your current treatment. Pulsing IV steroids at high dose, cellcept, (mycophenolate mofetil) benlysta, azothioprine, cyclophosphamide, azothioprine, Methotrexate are all options, alone or in combination. Your treatment should be coordinated by someone in rheumatology and/or nephrology! ...Read more

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Lupus nephritis and liprinosil ok treatment?

Probably yes: There is no reason why Lisinopril cannot be used to treat high blood pressure in patients diagnosed with lupus nephritis. In fact, it may be the drug of choice in lupus patients who are also spilling protein in their urine. It may be need to be used with some caution in those patients with more advanced cases of lupus-related kidney disease as it may contribute to high levels of potassium. ...Read more

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What is the most effective treatment to reduce the swelling seen with lupus?

What is the most effective treatment to reduce the swelling seen with lupus?

Please be specific: Which part of the body is swelling? Your legs? Your joints? The treatment will depend on location and cause of it. ...Read more

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If you have lupus and sarcoidosis and you get treatment. How long could you live for?

If you have lupus and sarcoidosis and you get treatment. How long could you live for?

Can't tell: The longevity in these two diseases actually depends on how active they are. Lots of people do well for long since the disease underwent a spontaneous remission or a remission after therapy. ...Read more

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If someone has PRES because of lupus what is the treatment to make the PRES go away?

See below: Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome is characterized by headache, confusion, seizures, visual loss and M.R.I. showing characteristic lesions. It is seen in lupus and treatment is treatment of lupus, treatment of coexisting hypertension, and treatment of kidney failure or eclapsia if it exists. You should be and probably are in the good hands of a Rheumatologist, Neurologist and others. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you have lupus and sarcoidosis and you refuse treatment. How long could you live for?

It depends: It depends on the organ involvement. Talk to your rheumatologist who knows your case best and he or she could give you a better estimate. ...Read more

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Is it normal w/lupus that even if treatment is working, most days are good, &labs look good to still get occasional bad days related to condition? Why?

Not enough info: What do you mean by bad days and what specific issues do you mean? But yes, there can be occasional days with increased symptoms even if the control is otherwise good. ...Read more

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Best treatment for lupus anemia?

Control the SLE: The best therapy is to control the inflammatory process caused by lupus. ...Read more

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What is treatment for systemic lupus erythematosus?

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 more

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What is the treatment for subacute cutaneous lupus?

No sun, some Rx: Sun protection, topical steroids. 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

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What is the treatment for systemic lupus erythematosus?

Many: Start with hydorxychoroquine dosed at 6.0mg/kg of body weight. Steroids id necessary for a flare. Other drugs that work well are azothioprine, cyclosporine, cellcept, (mycophenolate mofetil) and benlysta. More recently, some papers have touted rituxan. ...Read more

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