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How common is it to have psoriasis and lupus (sle)?

How common is it to have psoriasis and lupus (sle)?

SLE and Psoriasis: Both are autoimmune diseases, so it is possible although it is not an extremely common occurrence. The association between psoriasis and systemic lupus erythematosus (sle) is a very uncommon association. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Psoriasis (Definition)

Psoriasis is 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


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Can psoriasis be part of having lupus?

See below: On rare occasions they can overlap but Plaquenil can make psoriasis worse. ...Read more

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Can lupus make psoriasis worse?

Can lupus make psoriasis worse?

It may not: make psoriasis worse but the skin lesions may be from the lupus see your rheumatologist or dermatologist for an eval ...Read more

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Is psoriasis related to lupus?

Is psoriasis related to lupus?

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 used for lupus can exacerbate psoriasis and steroids used in both diseases can relapse psoriasis at withdrawal. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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I have psoriatic arthritis with features of lupus. The arthritis is in both hips, lower back and neck. What is my prognosis?

I have psoriatic arthritis with features of lupus. The arthritis is in both hips, lower back and neck. What is my prognosis?

See details: The is really no such thing as psoriasis with features of lupus. However, with proper medical treatment the prognosis is very good as long as significant damage has not already occurred. ...Read more

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How can a Muslim be sure if his mark on the forehead is from prayer (prostration), or from SLE or Psoriasis?

How can a Muslim be sure if his mark on the forehead is from prayer (prostration), or from SLE or Psoriasis?

SLE vrs Psoriasis: You can do blood work like ANA to determine if you have lupus and HLA CW6 to see if you have psoriasis. A skin biopsy would also tell the difference. ...Read more

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Does mangosteen work for treating lupus (sle)?

Does mangosteen work for treating lupus (sle)?

This has not been : Adequately studied enough to be able to answer your question. Mangosteen is being studied to determine effects of xanthones (potent antioxidants) on health. ...Read more

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What are some early symptoms of lupus sle?

Variable-see below: Sle (lupus) can begin suddenly or slowly. The most frequent early symptoms are fever, malaise, rash, joint pain, and joint swelling. Since this disease can affect the whole body, there can be symptoms from any body system, including heart, brain, lungs, kidneys, liver, eyes, and digestive tract.. If you or someone you know suspects lupus, please see a doctor very soon! ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (Definition)

Lupus erythematosus is a name given to a collection of autoimmune diseases, in which the human immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks normal, healthy tissues.Symptoms of these diseases can affect many different body systems, including joints, skin, kidneys, blood ...Read more