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The History Of Lupus Werewolves
With a strong family history of lupus, and some symptoms arising would it be wise to be tested for it at the age of 27?
Yes it is wise to...: Lupus is so called the master of disguise..It can mimic so many different diseases and can cause quite a bit of disability if left untreated. It is not curable but treatable. Testing is simple and so it is wise to do so since you are reporting to have some symptoms already. It can have a negative impact on pregnancy as well..So, consult your doc..Good luck. ...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
Unknown cause: Many lupus patients do not have a strong family history of lupus. It appears lupus patients have a genetic predisposition for the disease and then something activates the gene for lupus. A virus or bacteria or something else in the environment could set the lupus off. We do not know the exact cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My CRP result was 10.3 and calcium was low... i have a family history of lupus could this be a positive sign of lupus for me?
Is there any connection between having a history of mononucleosis and possible development of lupus?
Mononucleosis links: EBV is one of the most common human viral infections, and up to 90% of adults are seropositive for antibodies (many infections produce no symptoms). Up to 50% of children are positive by the age of 5. There is a statistical link between EBV and lymphomas, and the virus has been implicated in triggering autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis and systemic lupus. ...Read more
My head feels numb alot I have a long history of headaches I have indented in my head I don't know if this has anything to do with my lupus ?
No: Lupus does not cause indentation on the skull. Have you considered seeing a neurologist re. your chronic headaches? ...Read more
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
Whatcauses high c-reactive protein ihave IBS andfamily history of lupus could either of these be the cause?
Have a bug bite it is now inflammed red hard and warm to touch. Very itchy and painful should I be worried. I have a history of lupus & cellulitis?
Norma/Concerning: When our skin sustains an injury, immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling) for about 48-72 hours. This is the body increasing blood flow to the area to bring healing factors and is normal healing. If it gets worse over time (increase in pain, fevers, chills, more redness), then it may be infected or the lupus may be reacting. If so, then seeing the doc may be your best bet. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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