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Roseola Redness Associated With Ra
Is it possible to have systemic manifestations of ra- problems with eyes, vasculitis, rashes before problems with joints? Ana 1:160, anti ccp igg: 63
Immune response: Rheumatic fever, a streptococcal infection causes the body to be "tricked" into producing an immune response to the body, in other words there is a cross reactivity of immune defenses whereby the cells responsible for immunity start to attack the body itself, and in this case major joints that result in what we call arthritis. It is nothing to take lightly and must be fought with antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can be: Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome which is either fever or hypothermia,either high or low blood count with many WBC band forms, tachycardia and tachypnea, can be seen in infections with sepsis and in noninfectious insults such as trauma or burns. Therefore depending on the cause it can be associated with pain. ...Read more
Should people diagnosed with sle or discoid lupus avoid taking the drugs associated with drug-induced lupus?
If possible: Certain drugs can affect lupus so if there is a choice it may be prudent to avoid three drugs however depending on your circumstance there may not be other options. If you must take a drug associated with lupus be vigilant in reporting any joint pains, fever, or unusual symptoms to your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sudden onset acute polyarticular arthritis. Mild thrombocytopenia. Substantial swelling at knees, but also small joints hands feet. Mild fever, malaise, no skin invlmt. Happens every 10 yrs > hospital?
Outpatient.: If this is recurrent we already have some insight into what it is or at least what it has not been in the past. Don't see any reason for the hospital but sounds like you would benefit from rheumatology involvement and perhaps some routine lab studies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Patient with a rare autoimmune disease (relapsing polychondritis) with new onset worsening cramping of muscles over body worsening over time.....?
RPC: As a rheumatologist, I have quite a few patients with relapsing polychondritis (RPC). Patient is do respond to therapy but do require routine evaluations every 3-4 months. There are multiple drugs that may be used but this depends on clinical findings as well as laboratory and imaging findings. I recommend that you be seen by a rheumatologist. ...Read moreSee 9 more doctor answers
Non viral causes of high monocytes 16%? 4 y/o w/Symptoms: recurring fever, cyanosis, joint pain, no appetite, swollen lymph nodes. FH of JRA & Lupus.
High esr & crp rheumatologist looking for mixed connective tissue but Ana is -. Symptoms are pain /swollen hands back & lupus like rash. Any ideas? H
Repeat ANA: It is easy even for a good lab to muff this test. ...Read more
Does having 1 autoimmune disorder predispose u2 others? Mom with hoshimoto's>psoriatic arthritis>viral hepatitis>acute myeloid leukemia.
ANA 1:640, malar rash in sun, periodic leukopenia,pleuritic chest pain,photosens rashes,mouth sores,raynauds,muscle & joint pain;sed rate,C3,C4 normal?
No: By themselves....No. They are very nonspecific symptoms. ...Read more
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