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Melanoma Lupus Connection
Skin is the largest and one of the most complex organs in the body composed of hundreds of different structures. Nearly any of these elements can degenerate into cancer. However the three most common are: basal cell, squamous cell and melanoma which occur in that order and degree of aggressiveness. Although heredity plays a major role, sun exposure and tobacco use & ...Read more
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Not directly: Hsv 2 a viral infection, and lupus an autoimmune disease have completely different causes and pathological courses. However, people who are treated for lupus usually take immunosuppresive drugs and are therefore more susceptible to infections. So it may be easier for them to get herpes or experience breakouts. ...Read more
Possibly: There does seem to be an association between lupus and pseudotumor cerebri. But the association may be spurious and related to cerebral venous thrombosis (lupus is often associated with hypercoaguability) or side effects of corticosteroids which are used sometimes to treat lupus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not per se: Lupus is an autoimmune disease that can affect multiple organs or body system/areas. Gastritis is inflammation of the stomach. Gerd is gastroesophageal reflux disease. Someone with lupus could have gastritis and/or gerd but lupus would not likely be the cause. Autoimmune gastritis does occur but rare. Medications to treat lupus could predispose to gastritis or aggravate gerd. ...Read more
Nothing direct: Lupus (sle) is autoimmunity. Allergies is hypersensitivity of your immune system. Autoimmunity does cause immune dysregulation, which may confer to hypersensitivity, but again, I am unsure that the prevalence of "allergies" in sle is any higher than the general public. Sle does commonly cause skin issues, which may be confused with allergies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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