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Medicine For Neonatal Lupus
Neonatal lupus erythematosus presents in infants, most often girls, born to mothers who carry the ro/ssa antibody. Neonatal lupus can cause a decrease in red cells (anemia), white blood cells and platelets, and a skin rash. Problems can also develop in the electrical system of the baby's heart (congenital heart block). A pacemaker for the baby's heart may be ...Read more
Yes: Neonatal lupus depends on antibodies transfered across the placenta to the baby. Sometimes the mother has the antibodies but does not have clinical disease. The antibodies cross the placenta and cause the lupus in the baby even if the mother never had identified disease. The clinical picture can include rash, heart block, low platelets. The heart occur before delivery and may need a pacemaker. ...Read more
Lupus mother antibo: Neonatal lupus is lupus in the newborn. There are a variety of manifestations that can include a characteristic rash, a low platelet count, a heart rhythm conduction change all in the newborn. This is related to the transfer of the mother's lupus antibodies across the placenta and usually resolves in 6 months as the mother antibody levels drop. These child do not develop sle later. ...Read more
Reversible: Since it is due to igg antibodies that come across the placenta, these eventually disappear after about six months. This some of the symptoms such as rash and low platelets can resolve. Heart block is more of a permanent problem and will need long-term treatment and sometimes a permanent pacemaker for the child. ...Read more
Baby Lupus: Neonatal lupus erythematosus presents in infants, most often girls, born to mothers who carry the ro/ssa antibody. Neonatal lupus can cause a decrease in red cells (anemia), white blood cells and platelets, and a skin rash. Problems can also develop in the electrical system of the baby's heart (congenital heart block). A pacemaker for the baby's heart may be needed in this setting. ...Read more
Not usually: It will most often resolve on its own. ...Read more
Probably not!: Infantile. Sle is extrely rare in infants. Starts more commonly in pubertal females. Anas are commonly transferred but this not last. There significant autoimmune problems, but sle is not one. ...Read more
Thank u docs for guiding me in getting the advice and pointing me to the correct doctors I needed to see-after my baby passed as a newborn then getting lupus diagnosed its been hard uve been helpful!
Thank you: Thank you for thanking the docs, it is nice to hear you received helpful advice. God bless and best wishes. ...Read more
If the mother's lupus was under control prior to conception, the baby and mother will have a better outcome. If it was not, the baby and mother are apt to have complications.
Also if there is a history of renal disease prior to conception, there can be a higher of complications during the pregnancy.
In addition if the mother has diabetes and or hypertension, there is a higher risk of complicatio. ...Read more
See below: Most common drugs involved in drug induced lupus are isoniazid, used to treat Rbc ;hydrazine, used to treat hypertension; and procainamide used In cardiology. Less common are sulfasalazine, quinidine, penicillamine, minocycline, methldopa, and chlorpromazine. Some of the current biologics have also been implicated. ...Read more
Yes: There are certain medications that cause lupus like illness this type of lupus is not like regular systemic lupus erythematosus. If you stop the drug that causes drug induced lupus the lupus usually resolves. Regular lupus has many manifestations not seen in regular lupus especially kidney involvement and neurological involvement. They also have different laboratory tests. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on what medications you are on for your lupus. Acetaminophen is good for any, but non-steroidal inflammatory drugs have to be used with caution and G.I. protection with a proton pump inhibitor if on steroids. Opiods safer on major medications for lupus such as biologics and chemotheirapy drugs. ...Read more
Different types: The classic drugs are medications that are used for treatment of things like heart probelms (procanamide), blood pressure (hydralazine), seizures (dilantin), etc, but not everyone who uses these drugs get drug induced lupus. Recently some of the biologic drugs that are used to treat rheumatoid arthritis can cause a lupus liek syndrome. Usually stop the drug and the drug induced lupus resolves. ...Read more
Some helpful hints:
Avoid sunlight: use sunscreen with spf of 55 or higher.
Balanced diet, supplement vit-d and calcium, exercise, stop smoking, avoid drugs containing sulfa (trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, sulfadiazine etc), avoid pregnancy during active disease.
Regarding your question, therapy wise except nsaids like advil, aleve, (naproxen) for pain and vitamin supplements there is nothing over the counter to help you. ...Read more
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Common drugs include medications that are used less frequenty now:
Hydralazine - a blood pressure medication;
Isoniazid - an antituberculosis medication;
Procainamide - an anti arrhythmia drug
minocycline - an antibiotic
pyrazinamide - an anti tuberculosis drug
these are a few. A recent entry into the field are the biologics that are used to treat rheuamtoid arthritis. ...Read more
Search the web: Google the term and you will find the complete list. ...Read more
Drug side effect: Some medications can cause those who take them to develop symptoms that look exactly like lupus. Stopping the offending drug usually fixes the problem. ...Read more
Lupus like caused by: There are major differences between what I call while lupus and drug-induced lupus. Basically these are illnesses with some similar manifestations and clinical manifestations. Some of the manifestations like rashes and joint pain can occur in both, but kidney involvement is notfound with drug-induced lupus. There are other differences also but this is one of the main ones to discuss ...Read more
Within 6 mo.: Within six months or sooner.Get a more detailed answer ›
Very different: There are differences - especially less kidney involvement, different serology to name some things. It mostly resolves after stopping the drug involved. ...Read more
Three worth knowing: Isoniazid, Procainamide and Hydralazine are the three to remember. The latter two are largely superseded by newer medications. There's a bunch of others reported; http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000446.Htm gives a pretty good list, I had a case with phenytoin, and there's nothing magic about "38". New ones will appear over time. ...Read more