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Spots On The Brain From Sarcoidosis And Lupus
Sarcoidosis: Dear jbennett, sarcoidosis is a disease of unknown etiology which can affect almost any part of a patient's body. It is known for the granulomas it produces--non-caseating--which can form commonly in the lungs. About 50% of the patients are african or hispanic origin, there is also a large % from northern europe. It has been found that a patient's immune response creates the granulomas. .. ...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 have sarcoidosis and a cat scan revealed black spots in my skull, not the brain.. The doctors tell me thatt its sarcoidosis.?
Sarcoidosis: Sarcoidosis can affect many parts of the body. For example, sarcoid can cause granulomas in the conjunctiva of the eye (these can often be biopsied to confirm the diagnosis) or in the retina. A common location of sarcoid involvement is in the lung, so a chest x-ray may be helpful. Certain lab tests, such as c-reactive protein or ace levels may also help. See you primary doctor for testing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Labs,imaging, biopsy: Lupus and sarcoidosis affects many organs and both can have similar symptoms.However doctor(rheumatologist) can differentiate these two diseases by various blood tests, imaging and sometimes biopsy - skin, liver and kidney depending on the organ involved.So the diagnosis is often clear, raraly misdiagnosed. The diagnosis must be confirmed as the treatment options are quite different. ...Read more
I'm just wondering, if you have lupus and sarcoidosis and you refuse treatment. How long could you live for?
It depends: It depends on the organ involvement. Talk to your rheumatologist who knows your case best and he or she could give you a better estimate. ...Read more
Neither: Serum complements are not diagnostic tools for either disease. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my C3 was 136 and my C4 was 36.9. she suspects lupus or sarcoidosis, do these results sway towards either?
Ana positive strong family history of lupus. Lupus symptoms. Could it be sarcoidosis instead of lupus.
Maybe: ANA positive diseases are related. Diagnosis is based not just on serologic testing, but also on your clinical symptoms. You should be evaluated by a rheumatologist in order to receive an accurate diagnosis and then receive the most appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
C3 was 136 and my C4 was 36.9. My doc suspects lupus or sarcoidosis. Do these results sway towards either?
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