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What's the likelihood of remission of sarcoidosis?

What's the likelihood of remission of sarcoidosis?

Possible: With good therapy, and sometimes spontaneously, under the watchful eye of a sarcoid specialist, sarcoid can remit -- sometimes for extended periods of time. ...Read more

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Ana positive strong family history of lupus. Lupus symptoms. Could it be sarcoidosis instead of lupus.

Ana positive strong family history of lupus. Lupus symptoms. Could it be sarcoidosis instead of lupus.

Maybe: ANA positive diseases are related. Diagnosis is based not just on serologic testing, but also on your clinical symptoms. You should be evaluated by a rheumatologist in order to receive an accurate diagnosis and then receive the most appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What's the probability of inheriting diabetes?

What's the probability of inheriting diabetes?

Check the family: Check the presence of diabetes in the family: siblings, parents and grandparents as well as cousing aunt and uncle. Consider also the weight and level of physical activity. Those are all factor that interplay and genetic predisposition is a well know fact but genetic testing is not standard at this time. ...Read more

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Chances of getting another auto immune disease on top of arthritis?

Chances of getting another auto immune disease on top of arthritis?

If rheumatoid: If the arthritis is autoimmune (such as rheumatoid arthritis), then the chance of a second autoimmune disease is higher. If the arthritis is osteoarthritis, there is no increased risk. Many things might trigger onset of autoimmune disease. One definite trigger is smoking. ...Read more

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Is systemic lupus erythematosus a kind of cancer?

Is systemic lupus erythematosus a kind of cancer?

No : It is an autoimmune disorder that can affect multiple organs. It is not cancer. ...Read more

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What's the probability of inheritance of diabetes?

What's the probability of inheritance of diabetes?

Depends: Check the presence of diabetes in the family: siblings, parents and grandparents as well as cousing aunt and uncle. Consider also the weight and level of physical activity. Those are all factor that interplay and genetic predisposition is a well know fact but genetic testing is not standard at this time. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood of a false negative herpes type specific blood test with background of lupus (sle)?

What is the likelihood of a false negative herpes type specific blood test with background of lupus (sle)?

About 0% to 9%: Quest diagnostics' website states that their herpes type-specific IgG antibody test is 91-100% sensitive, so there are a few false negative results. A repeat test can be done 4-6 weeks later, if worried about a false negative. Lupus should not affect the result, but if a person is on strong immuno-suppressive therapy, his antibody production may be blocked, which may make test results unreliable. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of systemic lupus erythematosus?

What are the symptoms of systemic lupus erythematosus?

Many: People with lupus may have joint pain, skin rashes, chest pain, heart probelms, hair loss, fingers changing color in the cold, rash in the sunshine, neuro-psychologic problems. These are only soemof the symtpoms peopel can have. They can also have none of these. Your physician will evaluate all of these, get labs tests and imaging. ...Read more

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Idiopathic autoimmune hemolytic anemia - what are the chances of dying?

Idiopathic autoimmune hemolytic anemia - what are the chances of dying?

Uncommon. : This would be very uncommon. But it can happen. Definitely take the prescribed medicine and follow up with your doctor regularly. ...Read more

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Chance of conceiving if one has lupus anticoagulant?

Chance of conceiving if one has lupus anticoagulant?

Issue is safety: Issue is safety. Conception should not be an issue as long as the anticoagulant effect controlled and warfarin/coumadin not used. ...Read more

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Symptoms of autoimmune disease in pregnancy?

Symptoms of autoimmune disease in pregnancy?

Many: There are many autoimmune diseases. Some effect the skin, some the joints, some the kidneys, etc.. If you are having specific symptoms, you need to talk to your doctor about them to get a specific answer. ...Read more

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Is the prognosis of CNS lupus poor?

Is the prognosis of CNS lupus poor?

It depends: It depends on the severity of the involvement. However, CNS lupus often carries a poor prognosis. ...Read more

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Does cfs increase the likelihood of cancer?

Does cfs increase the likelihood of cancer?

No: There have been no studies to date(to my knowledge) that show this. Interesting post though; i'll retap it to the rest of the tappers for their input. ...Read more

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If you have skin lupus is there a greater chance of you developing sle systematic lupus or can skin lupus progress to systematic lupus?

If you have skin lupus is there a greater chance of you developing sle systematic lupus or can skin lupus progress to systematic lupus?

Yes and yes: Skin involvement may be the initial manifestation of systemic disease. However, it more commonly remains confined to the skin especially if it is no only manifestation for at least a year. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood of a leukemia relapse?

What is the likelihood of a leukemia relapse?

Depends. : There are so many types of leukemia that this question is impossible to answer with any certainty with a lot more information: leukemia type, leukemia genetics, treatment, response to treatment, etc. ...Read more

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