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Doctor insights on: Treatment For Lupus Panniculitis

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I have discoid lupus & panniculitis. May I know what explains my constantly elevated igg level (~2000)? I also have lymphopenia due to steroid intake.

I have discoid lupus & panniculitis. May I know what explains my constantly elevated igg level (~2000)? I also have lymphopenia due to steroid intake.

Just a bit high: That's not surprising in systemic autoimmune disease where there's often a polyclonal gammopathy. We don't usually treat discoid lupus with systemic glucocorticoids, and I'm wondering what the panniculitis is really about (Weber-Christian?). You may have some alternative to long-term steroids, which are brutal. Perhaps you can get a second opinion / clarification. ...Read more

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Why don't men want to go to doctors? My husband has discoid lupus, and I feel I have to drag him in to be seen. What will happen to him without treatment?

Why don't men want to go to doctors? My husband has discoid lupus, and I feel I have to drag him in to be seen. What will happen to him without treatment?

Discoid lupus: Fortunately only about 5% of patients with discoid lupus (dle) go on to develop systemic lupus (sle). However dle can be disfiguring. I would certainly suggest he see a dermatologist to explore his treatment options. ...Read more

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What are the treatment options for lupus?

What are the treatment options for lupus?

Steroids, antimalari: Localized lupus can be treated with topical medications. Systemic lupus may need oral steroids , antimalarials such as Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) or quinacrine. In resistant cases Methotrexate or rarely thalidomide. ...Read more

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What new treatment that is use for r/a and lupus?

What new treatment that is use for r/a and lupus?

See details: The are new therapies for each. For RA it is rituxan, Actemra and a new oral med, xeljanz. For sle, it is benlysta (belimumab). "google" them for more specific info. ...Read more

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Lupus nephritis and liprinosil ok treatment?

Lupus nephritis and liprinosil ok treatment?

Probably yes: There is no reason why Lisinopril cannot be used to treat high blood pressure in patients diagnosed with lupus nephritis. In fact, it may be the drug of choice in lupus patients who are also spilling protein in their urine. It may be need to be used with some caution in those patients with more advanced cases of lupus-related kidney disease as it may contribute to high levels of potassium. ...Read more

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What is treatment for systemic lupus erythematosus?

What is treatment for systemic lupus erythematosus?

S L E : Systemic lupus erythematosus is an auto immune disease, that can affect skin, joints, kodneys, brain, and other organs.Auto immune means bodys immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissues it is treated with steroids and non steroidal anti inflammatory meds, avoid sun and wear protective clothing. Cytotoxic drugs if you do not respond to cortico steroids cytotoxics have side effects need to be monit. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for subacute cutaneous lupus?

No sun, some Rx: Sun protection, topical steroids. If no better in 2-4 weeks, cortisone injections into the lesions or topical calcineurin inhibitors. If still no better in 2-4 more weeks, oral hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malarial medication. There are even further treatment for refractory cases but the above usually works. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for systemic lupus erythematosus?

What is the treatment for systemic lupus erythematosus?

Many: Start with hydorxychoroquine dosed at 6.0mg/kg of body weight. Steroids id necessary for a flare. Other drugs that work well are azothioprine, cyclosporine, cellcept, (mycophenolate mofetil) and benlysta. More recently, some papers have touted rituxan. ...Read more

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What causes lupus nephritis in a 23 year old how is it cured and what is the treatment?

What causes lupus nephritis in a 23 year old how is it cured and what is the treatment?

Autoantibodies: Lupus nephritis is produced when autoantibodies cause inflammation of the kidney glomeruli and tubules. It is one of the organs affected by lupus Often a biopsy needed to determine severity and prognosis-class I,II,III, IV, V, and VI, with six being the most severe. Treatment includes corticosteroid, azothioprin, cyclophosamide, mycophenelate mofetil,cyclosporin. dialysis. Remission can occur. ...Read more

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Best treatment for lupus anemia?

Best treatment for lupus anemia?

Control the SLE: The best therapy is to control the inflammatory process caused by lupus. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for lupus?

What is the best treatment for lupus?

A good doctor...: After reading some of the other answers from my colleagues... In my opinion the best treatments for lupus are a good rheumatologist; and more importantly...A positive attitude! ...Read more

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What are the stages of treatment for lupus?

It depends: It really depends on the systems involved and the severity of that involvement. Most start with Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) and add meds as the disease dictates. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for lupus nephiritis?

What is the best treatment for lupus nephiritis?

Many!: Many options, depending on severity and your current treatment. Pulsing IV steroids at high dose, cellcept, (mycophenolate mofetil) benlysta, azothioprine, cyclophosphamide, azothioprine, Methotrexate are all options, alone or in combination. Your treatment should be coordinated by someone in rheumatology and/or nephrology! ...Read more

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What is the most effective treatment to reduce the swelling seen with lupus?

What is the most effective treatment to reduce the swelling seen with lupus?

Please be specific: Which part of the body is swelling? Your legs? Your joints? The treatment will depend on location and cause of it. ...Read more

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If you have lupus and sarcoidosis and you get treatment. How long could you live for?

If you have lupus and sarcoidosis and you get treatment. How long could you live for?

Can't tell: The longevity in these two diseases actually depends on how active they are. Lots of people do well for long since the disease underwent a spontaneous remission or a remission after therapy. ...Read more

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If someone has PRES because of lupus what is the treatment to make the PRES go away?

See below: Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome is characterized by headache, confusion, seizures, visual loss and M.R.I. showing characteristic lesions. It is seen in lupus and treatment is treatment of lupus, treatment of coexisting hypertension, and treatment of kidney failure or eclapsia if it exists. You should be and probably are in the good hands of a Rheumatologist, Neurologist and others. ...Read more