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Probability 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
Rh factor of 16 c-reactive protein of 2.14 could this be rheumatoisd arthritis? Previous dx of osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Happens: Patients with sle need perinatologist involvement in care. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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