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Melanoma and lupus related?

Melanoma and lupus related?

Autoimmune,malignanc: Malignant melanoma is a malignant skin cancer that can metastasize. It is seen in pigmented skin lesions. Lupus is an abnormal body response that forms antibodies that can harm vital organs and skin. ...Read more

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Dr. Mike Bowman
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Skin Cancer (Definition)

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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Is there any connection between cidp and lupus?

Not really: Both conditions are immune-mediated and inflammatory and thus can be treated with immunosuppressive medications. However, cidp and lupus erythematosus are unrelated. The first line treatments and prognoses are quite different. ...Read more

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Lupus have connection with HSV 2?

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

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Is there a connection between lupus & multiple sclerosis? 

Is there a connection between lupus & multiple sclerosis? 

No: There is no crossover between lupus and multiple sclerosis.They are both autoimmune e diseases, but affect different organ systems. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between lupus and pseudotumor cerebri?

Is there a connection between lupus and pseudotumor cerebri?

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 more

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Is there a connection between gastritis and lupus or what about GERD and lupus?

Is there a connection between gastritis and lupus or what about GERD and lupus?

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

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Is there a connection between rosacea and lupus?

Is there a connection between rosacea and lupus?

No: They both cause facial redness in the same area but there is no connection between rosacea and lupus. ...Read more

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What is the connection between lupus & allergies?

What is the connection between lupus & allergies?

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 more

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Dr. Travis Kidner
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Melanoma (Definition)

Melanoma is a cancer of the melanocyte cells. Melanocyte cells determine the color of your skin. Although these cells are primarily found in your skin, they can also be found in the bowel ...Read more