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Rheumatoid Arthritis Lupus Erythematosus Hives
Sometimes hard: Both have arthritis as part of the disease in RA it is the major feature and most people have nothing else. Lupus, while having arthritis as part of it, often has many other features of other organ systems like the skin kidneys bervous system or blood best way is to see a rheumatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I want to know if people who have rheumatoid arthritis can have lupus even if ANA is negative ? I have had a upperarm bruise since june.
Connective Tissue : Diseases. Are a family of closely related disorders. They include: rheumatoid arthritis systemic lupus erythematosus polymyositis-dermatomyositis , scleroderma, sjogren's syndrome and various forms of vasculitis. Although lupus most often occurs alone, many people with lupus also have symptoms characteristic of one or more of the other connective tissue diseases. ...Read more
Neither: Both lupus and rheumatoid arthritis are serious autoimmune illnesses that can range from mild to severe. They can effect other organs in the body, not just the joints. The long term complications of these illnesses can be minimized by seeking care from an experienced rheumatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I tested positive for lupus and positive for rheumatoid arthritis. How likely is it that one of the results are false?
ANA and RA: Overlap. See prev answer.Get a more detailed answer ›
See a rheumatologist: See a rheumatologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Not accurate for dz: Adding to other answer: so i'm assuming you are ana-positive and rf-negative. ANA is used to screen for lupus and other connective tissue diseases. Everyone with lupus has a positive ana, but not everyone with a positive ANA has lupus. Up to 33% of healthy people without lupus has a positive ana. That's a huge number. So there are many more people with a positive ANA without lupus than have lupus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need clarification, can rheumatoid arthritis cause lupus or does it automatically come with lupus?
Neither: Neither. They are independent diseases.Get a more detailed answer ›
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