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How severe is neonatal lupus?

How severe is neonatal lupus?

Transient-permanent: Some of the transient problems can reverse but are still serious. The rash can resolve, low platelets can improve but the heartblock can be permanent. ...Read more

Dr. Emily Altman
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Neonatal Lupus (Definition)

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


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What are the signs of neonatal lupus?

What are the signs of neonatal lupus?

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

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Can you tell me anything about neonatal lupus?

Can you tell me anything about neonatal lupus?

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

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What is important to know about neonatal lupus?

What is important to know about neonatal lupus?

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

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What is the definition or description of: neonatal lupus?

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

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What are the risks of neonatal lupus?

What are the risks of neonatal lupus?

Spectrum, but: Spectrum of lupus damage, but heart block esp to be considered. ...Read more

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Can babies develop neonatal lupus, if mom doesn't have lupus?

Can babies develop neonatal lupus, if mom doesn't have lupus?

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

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Can babies develop neonatal lupus even if the mother does not have lupus?

Can babies develop neonatal lupus even if the mother does not have lupus?

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. ...Read more

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I'm wondering why are some newborn babies affected by mother with lupus and others are not?

See below: 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

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What;s the best pain medicine for lupus patients?

What;s the best pain medicine for lupus patients?

Acetaminophen NSAIDS: For symptom relief of pain you can use Acetaminophen or NSAIDs like Ibuprofen or o Naprooxen or Cox 2 Celebrex
Along wih Antimalarials (Hydroxychlroquin) and low dose steroids ...Read more

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How can you treat drug induced lupus?

See below: Typically you stop the drug that caused it. Occasionally other medications maybe used to help resolve it. Consider seeing a rheumatologist for help. ...Read more

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How long will drug-induced lupus last?

Different types: There're different types of drug-induced lupus. The common thread is that if the offending drug is stopped usuall the lupus will resolve eventually. There're occasional exceptions. ...Read more

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What drugs can cause drug-induced lupus?

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

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What medications cause drug-induced lupus?

What medications cause drug-induced lupus?

Too many to list: Numerous meds can do it. Google drug induced lupus for the complete list. ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as drug-induced lupus?

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

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What is a good pain medicine for lupus patients?

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

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What are drugs that can cause drug-induced lupus?

What are drugs that can cause drug-induced lupus?

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

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What kind of counter medicine is effective for lupus?

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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What are common drugs that can cause drug-induced lupus?

There are about 30 o: 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

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What is the definition or description of: drug-induced lupus?

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

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What is the definition or description of: Drug induced lupus?

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

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Can drug-induced lupus cause long-term damage before it's cured?

Sometimes: It depends on the location. Stopping the offending drug can usually stop the process. The long term damage can be limited but an acute process can cause damage that can last with scarring and thus continued symptoms. ...Read more

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What drugs are most commonly associated with drug-induced lupus?  

Some: Procainide, hydralazine, are common causes. We are now seeing this with certain biologics - tumor necrosis inhibitors ...Read more

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What is the difference between drug-induced lupus & systemic lupus?  

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

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I was wondering what are the 38 drugs that can cause drug-induced lupus?

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

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Neonatal (Definition)

The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth. Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the ...Read more