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Is psoriasis a symptom of hiv?

Is psoriasis a symptom of hiv?

NO, but . . .: Hiv patients can have psoriasis, but having psoriasis does not mean at all that the affected patient has hiv. I hope you understand that they can co-exist in the same patient but are not cause-effect related at all! ...Read more

Shingles (Herpes Zoster) (Definition)

A painful blistering skin rash caused by the chickenpox virus (varicella zoster). Early treatment with antiviral medication (within 72 hours) lowers the risk of post-herpetic neuralgia, which is lingering skin pain after the rash disappears. ...Read more


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Can chronic eczema be a sign of lupus, especially with a family history of lupus?

Can chronic eczema be a sign of lupus, especially with a family history of lupus?

No!: Eczema is not associated with lupus. In my practice I have many patients with psoriasis & eczema with positive anas.They do not have arthritis, and clearly not lupus or related disease. On the other hand, both eczema and psoriasis affect 10% of the population. With that, one would think that 10% of sle patients have these skin diseases, but though common, just by chance, but they are not related. ...Read more

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Can candida be a symptom of hiv?

Can candida be a symptom of hiv?

Candidiasis: Yes, this can be a manifestation of immune deficiency and if difficult to treat and eradicate even more so. If you think you may have been infected with HIV go and get tested ASAP for that and other STDs. ...Read more

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Is chest pain a symptom of lupus arthritis flare?

Is chest pain a symptom of lupus arthritis flare?

Yes but...: Lupus flare up can cause inflammation of the pleura and pericardium (sack around the lungs and heart respectively) which can cause chest pain. However it is important that you see your doctor to be sure there is no coexisting coronary artery disease as well. ...Read more

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Can itchy arms be a symptom of celiac disease?

Can itchy arms be a symptom of celiac disease?

Yes: Itching blistering rash on elbows, forearms and shins classic skin manifestation of celiac known as dermatitis herpetiformis. ...Read more

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Can arthritis be a symptom of menopause?

Can arthritis be a symptom of menopause?

I believe that!: There is a burst of rheumatic activity in women after menopause. In some arthritities, estrogen is protective, and loss thereof, can flare problems that were latent. Osteoporosis will accelerate, if not treated or prevented. ...Read more

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Is it possible for eosinophilic esophagitis be a symptom of lupus or other autoimmune disease?

Is it possible for eosinophilic esophagitis be a symptom of lupus or other autoimmune disease?

Learning more : A recent publication in the journal of allergy and clinical immunology described a subset of patients with eosinophilic esophagitis who have connective tissue disease. Musculoskeletal pain and hypermobility of the joints were described in these patients. We hope to learn more and more is further research gives us more answers. ...Read more

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What is rosacea? Is it related to lupus or a symptom of lupus?

What is rosacea? Is it related to lupus or a symptom of lupus?

No: Rosacea is not a part of lupus erythematosus. It is a poorly understood skin disorder that affects 16 million Americans. Try www.rosacea.org for more information on the disease and possible causes and treatment. ...Read more

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Could a rash be any only symptom of stds?

Could a rash be any only symptom of stds?

Yes: STDS can give you a rash. From Syphilis to Chlamydia, HIV, Gonorrhea. If you think you have contracted STD make an appt with a physician to be checked. ...Read more

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Is shingles a sign of HIV or cancer?

Is shingles a sign of HIV or cancer?

Herpes zoster: Shingles may occur in such patients, or in totally normal individuals. There is no direct causation or association. ...Read more

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Could somebody be immune to a symptom of a disease?

Could somebody be immune to a symptom of a disease?

No.: This would make you "immune" to a disease. Seriously, most autoimmune diseases have many symptoms. Most patient may lack one or more features of the disease, or the symptom may be subtle and less pronounced than other features of a condition. This is vitrutally true for most autoimmune diseases! ...Read more

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Are shingles a sign of cancer?

Are shingles a sign of cancer?

Not necessarily: We know most often we can identify a significant medical treatment, illness or psychosocial stressor as a trigger. Cancer is known to be a trigger but though we all have seen patients who had shingles and then soon after were diagnosed with cancer, most with shingles don't get a cancer diagnosis in the following months. ...Read more

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Is chronic sinusitis a symptom of lupus?

Is chronic sinusitis a symptom of lupus?

Sometimes: With lupus, sometimes the immune system does not function properly and one can end up with recurrent sinus infections. There are many more common causes for chronic sinusitis than lupus though, allergies rank first. ...Read more

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Can depression be a possible symptom of cancer?

Can depression be a possible symptom of cancer?

Only possible: While cancers can present variable depending on patient, type of cancer, areas involved and many things we don't understand, depression can result or be enhanced by a malignant process occurring. I'd caution though that there are more causes of depression unrelated to cancer than causes due to cancer. Talk to primary care doc as a start. ...Read more

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Can psoriasis be part of having lupus?

Can psoriasis be part of having lupus?

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

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Can optic neuritis and hypersensitive skin be a symptom of fibromyalgia ?

Can optic neuritis and hypersensitive skin be a symptom of fibromyalgia ?

NOT REALLY: Optic neuritis is often an initial sign of multiple sclerosis, but may well be an isolated event. An MRI of brain can clarify potential future risk issues. However, optic neuritis is not a part of fibromyalgia. Hypersensitive skin or even allodynia might be due to many conditions and could be part of the multiple trigger zones in fibromyalgia. Your diagnostic picture needs clarification. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Herpes Zoster (Definition)

Shingles (herpes zoster) is a painful, blistering skin rash due to the varicella-zoster virus, the ...Read more