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What are the tests for dermatomyositis?

What are the tests for dermatomyositis?

Several.: While a muscle biopsy is most definitive, emgs, elevation of muscle enzymes, positive ana, reflexed to specific autoantibodies frequently seen in dm. But the clinical picture is most telling. This diseasec should be managed by a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What are the tests for scleroderma?

What are the tests for scleroderma?

Scleroderma tests: The diagnosis of scleroderma is based mostly on signs and symptoms. Lab tests may help confirm the diagnosis and even offer some predictions as to risks of certain types of complications. Anti rna-polymerase iii antibody, increases risk of renal crisis and sudden increase in blood pressure, antitopoisomerase ab, increases risk for scaring of the lung, anticentromere ab, pulmonary hypertension. ...Read more

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What are the tests for vasculitis?

What are the tests for vasculitis?

Many: There are many tests for vasculitis that should be done. Discuss this with your doctor as the list can be very long. This is because there are so many different causes for vasculitis, ranging from infection, medications, auto inflammatory conditions, cancer and several other causes. Get it checked out. ...Read more

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What are the tests for sarcoidosis?

What are the tests for sarcoidosis?

See below: Tests many times are directed at the symptoms or physical findings. There is a blood test called an ace level which is positive in 2/3 of patients with sarcoid. Chest xray may show abnormalities. Biopsy of enlarged lymph nodes or other organ biopsy such as the lungs may be needed. Some patients will have anemia, increased inflammation markers such as a sed rate or crp. ...Read more

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What are the tests for polymyositis?

What are the tests for polymyositis?

CPK,aldolase,clinica: Muscle enzymes - cpk, aldolase - and clinical evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the tests for discoid lupus?

What are the tests for discoid lupus?

Exam is best: The sores with pale center and dark rim, uneven scales / crusts are usually easy to diagnose on physical exam by a general physician; any dermatologist can make the call easily. If there is doubt, punch biopsy shows distinctive features to the pathologist that will remove any doubt; both a standard stain and a "lupus band test" may be performed. Dle is usually manageable but not curable. ...Read more

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What are the tests for amyloidosis?

What are the tests for amyloidosis?

Biopsy: Clinical suspicion and biopsy of the suspected organs, followed by examination of the tissue by a pathologist is usually needed to establish a diagnosis of amyloidosis. ...Read more

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What are the tests for nephritis?

What are the tests for nephritis?

Blood & Urine tests: A complete serum chemistry and a complete 24 hour urine collection for cr, protein, igg, glucose, electrolytes, ana, etc. Needed. Theses may be either be done by your primary care doctor or a nephrologist. ...Read more

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What are the tests for pemphigus?

What are the tests for pemphigus?

Biopsy: The diagnosis of pemphigus is made by history and examination of characteristic lesions on the skin or in the mouth and throat. A definitive diagnosis is made by biopsy with examination of the tissue by a dermatopathologist. ...Read more

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What are the tests for pseudogout?

What are the tests for pseudogout?

Look for crystal in: Analysis of joint fluid. Your doctor inserts a needle into your joint to extract a small sample of joint fluid for analysis with a microscope. He or she looks for cppd crystals in the fluid. X-rays. X-rays of your knee can reveal other conditions caused by cppd crystals, such as crystal deposits in the joint cartilage (chondrocalcinosis) and joint damage. ...Read more

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What are the tests for gammopathy?

What are the tests for gammopathy?

Blood urine and bone: Blood tests. A serum protein electrophoresis. Urine tests. Urine tests may be performed to determine if the abnormal protein is being released in the urine or to diagnose any kidney damage as a result of the protein. Bone marrow tests. A bone marrow biopsy may be completed to determine the severity of the problem. ...Read more

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What are the tests for pml?

What are the tests for pml?

MRI, spinal fluid: Mri, clinical exam, pathologic tissue and spinal fluid are all tests for progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy. It depends on the presentation and suspicion for this terrible disease. ...Read more

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What are the tests for homocystinuria?

What are the tests for homocystinuria?

Homocystinuria: You check Amino Acid screen of blood and urine. You can do genetic testing because its usually an autosomal recessive disease (both parents have the gene). Sometimes a liver biopsy with enzyme assay can show the disorder. ...Read more

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What are the tests for morphea?

What are the tests for morphea?

Clinical diagnosis: It is more of a clinical diagnosis. Your may get a biopsy. You would have a general history and physical examiantion and lab studies and x-rays appropriate for that. There are no specific blood tests for morphea. ...Read more

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What are the tests for thrombocytopenia?

What are the tests for thrombocytopenia?

CBC and further: A complete blood cell count (CBC) includes the number of platelets in blood. Normal range is from about 150k to 250 k. There is usually no risk of bleeding if the count is above 40k. If thrombocytopenia is detected, it would require further investigation to ascertain the cause. ...Read more

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What are the tests for rosacea?

What are the tests for rosacea?

Rosacea: Rosacea (ro-za-she-uh) is a chronic, inflammatory skin condition that affects adults. It causes redness in your face and produces small, red, pus-filled bumps or pustules. ...Read more

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What are the tests for arteritis?

What are the tests for arteritis?

ANCA and clinical: Anti-neutrophilic cytoplasmic antibody may be present, but clinical examination essential to assess if angiography, histology or other immunologic assays required. ...Read more

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What are the tests for thyroiditis?

What are the tests for thyroiditis?

Ultrasound: There are blood tests to rule out active infection, malfunctioning od thyroid gland, and ultrasound to assess the gland. ...Read more

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