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Psoriasis Lupus Sle
An autoimmune disease involving the skin, nails, and occasionally the joints. It is not contagious. There are several types of skin lesions, most common variety being large red scaly itchy plaques on extensor surfaces such as elbows and knees. Psoriasis can be controlled by a wide variety of medications, but a cure has ...Read more
Lupus and psoriasis: Association of psoriasis with systemic and discoid is very uncommon though has occurred .If a suspicion for such is strong it requires thorough evaluation by an expert with clinical exam , blood studies and skin biopsy confirmation.It is important to differentiate as Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) used for lupus can exacerbate psoriasis and steroids used in both diseases can relapse psoriasis at withdrawal. ...Read more
I keep get biological false positive syphilis (through rpr) i dont have lupus.i do have psoriasis. can i have BFP and never get autoimmune disease.
Yes: Plenty of folks have biologic false positives and are otherwise completely healthy. ...Read more
Hemoglobin dropped 9.8 to 8.9 in less than 2 mos. Iron, B12 ok, no hep, no hiv. Now being checked for lupus-already have psoriasis. If that's negative then do bone marrow biopsy. Is this really bad?
Check for bleeding: Occult blood loss can also cause HGB to drop as can unfortunately, some types of cancers. I don't mean to scare you but have you had an abdominal ultrasound, checked for hidden blood in stool, etc. If not, you should. Are you also fatigued or have any abnormalities? Ask doctor to be very diligent in your work up. Have you had an serum protein electrophoresis. You should have complete anemia check. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have psoriatic arthritis with features of lupus. The arthritis is in both hips, lower back and neck. What is my prognosis?
Is it ok for s.l.e lupus patients to take suppliments for gym workouts such as, Karbolyn xr3, stance bcaa, gluamatic
I have vonwillebrands disease and lupus (sle). Is it to dangerouse for me to travel out of the u.S. To a disease infested, poverty sticken country?
Iam an S.l.e Lupus patient, & i want to try suppliments, With my workouts such as, Karbolyn xr3, stance bcaa, gluamatic. Will it cause harm to my body?
Less likely: When i was in medical school, 25% of lupus patients died within 5 years of diagnosis and 75% eventually died from it. It is far less likely to kill nowadays. Lupus is a particularly cruel disease, especially because you do not appear as sick to other people as you feel yourself. Be brave, and walk this hard road with your physician and friends as guide. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: It is systemic autoimmune disease that is determined by physical findings and lab tests. Certain criteria must be met before one is labeled with this process a great resource to learn about lupus is the lupus foundation and they have support groups for patients with lupus---some of which are online. I hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rare complications: If i remember correctly, mothers sle antibodies cross the placenta & can cause transient skin, lung &r nervous system problems.A potentially more serious problem occurs with the heart & can produce abnormal heart rhythm disturbances or damage to the heart itself. If severe it could be fatal, some require a pacemaker. ...Read more
May help: Relaxation and mind body techniqueswill not hurt and may be helpful .However if your lupus is systemic do not a ok'd proper evaluation and treatment if necessary.If yoga helps you could possibly decrease the dose of medication or get off it if successful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No reason too: Lupus is an autoimmune disease whereby the nuclei in the cells are being attacked by your own immune system. B12 injections may help numerous biochemical pathways but wont lessen or cure lupus. May want to look into functional medicine (http://www.Dasilvainstitute.Com/fuctional-medicine). ...Read more
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