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What is the difference between fibromyalgia and scleroderma?

What is the difference between fibromyalgia and scleroderma?

Huge difference: The difference is huge: scleroderma is an autoimmune disease in which the body attacks itself & causes the skin to become hardened, decreasing the patient's mobility. It can be local or body-wide. Fibro is not considered autoimmune. In fact, there is no real agreement on what fibro actually is, though its hallmark is pain all over the body, often with severe fatigue. The 2 disorders can coexist. ...Read more

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Crohn's Disease (Definition)

A chronic inflammatory bowel disease that affects the lining ...Read more


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What is the difference between Hashimoto's disease and fibromyalgia?

What is the difference between Hashimoto's disease and fibromyalgia?

Pain & tissues: Hashimotos is a thyroid endocrine gland disorder. Fibromyalgia is a widespread pain disorder generated by soft tissues being biomechanically stressed. Some doctors theorize that central (brain) nervous system processing of pain is faulty & the primary cause, but this theory is discounted by copious evidence for multiple causes of FM & significant ongoing peripheral (soft tissues) pain generation. ...Read more

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What is the difference between celiac disease and ibs?

What is the difference between celiac disease and ibs?

Celiac vs IBS: Celiac is an autoimmune disease (not a food allergy) where the IgA antibody is directed against the cells that break down gluten...So u become intolerant. Ibs is a wastebasket term when there are GI related issues (diarrhea, bloating, etc.) that does not have a true clinical diagnosis based on looking for other GI diseases. ...Read more

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What is the difference between lupus and lupus like syndrome?

What is the difference between lupus and lupus like syndrome?

Similar: "lupus-like syndrome" is a term applied to illnesses that may share many features of lupus (rash, sensitivity to sun, arthritis, chest pain, fatigue) but occurs in the setting of using certain other medications, cancers, or infections. Systemic lupus erythematosus usually has no identifiable trigger and requires a certain number of features be present to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is the difference between roseca and lupus rash?

What is the difference between roseca and lupus rash?

see below: A nasal redness, enlargement and roughening, often attributed to alcohol ingestion is quite different from lupus rashes. They typically affect the malar (cheek) region and nasal bridge, with or without scarring (depending on regular lupus or discoid lupus. ...Read more

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What is the difference between autoimmune diseases and arthritis?

What is the difference between autoimmune diseases and arthritis?

Systemic, Local: Autoimmune arthritis diseases can include inflammation of the joints , connective and soft tissues as well as involvement any part of the body. Osteoarthritis, is caused by degeneration of the joints and localized to certain part of the body. The from arthritis is gradual have to do with activity, the other the onset could be sudden and involve many areas of the body. ...Read more

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What is the difference between fifth disease and lupus?

What is the difference between fifth disease and lupus?

Totally unrelated: Fifth disease or erythema infectiosum is a viral infection caused by parvovirus b19. Systemic lupus erythematosis is an autoimmune disease that is not an infection. ...Read more

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What is the difference between fibromyalgia and ALS?

What is the difference between fibromyalgia and ALS?

Nite and day: No similarities, as ALS causes muscle twitching, atrophy, and weakness, with eventual breathing and swallowing issues, and death. Fibromyalgia causes diffuse body pain, tenderness, trigger points, sleep disruption, fatigue, stiffness, and cognitive fogging, but does NOT kill anyone. ...Read more

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What is the difference between colitis disease and diverticulitis?

What is the difference between colitis disease and diverticulitis?

Very different: Colitis is inflammation of the colon. It is commonly seen with inflammatory disease of the colon (ulcerative colitis). Any area of the colon can become inflamed with this. Diverticulosis is having small pockets that poke out of the bowel wall. Diverticulosis is when one of these pockets gets infected or inflamed. This is usually more localized, like in the left sigmoid colon. ...Read more

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What is the difference between angitis and true vasculitis?

What is the difference between angitis and true vasculitis?

No angitis: Angitis is not a medical term. Vasculitis is the medical term for inflammation of arteries. ...Read more

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What is the difference between RA and osteoarthritis?

What is the difference between RA and osteoarthritis?

Very different.: Ra is a destructive, inflammatory, immunological process affecting joints and other body organs. Oa is an insidious, degenerative joint process with less inflammation. ...Read more

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What is the difference between hypersensitivity and autoimmunity?

What is the difference between hypersensitivity and autoimmunity?

Very different: A hypersensitivity is generally what we call an allergic reaction. This is mostly to things you find in the environment, and most of the time is driven by an antibody called ige. An autoimmune disease is usually driven by igg antibody, and what is being attacked is something in the body that the immune system thinks is "foreign" and should be "dealt with" when it shouldn't be. ...Read more

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What is the difference between autoimmunity and polymyalgia rheumatica?

What is the difference between autoimmunity and polymyalgia rheumatica?

See below: Pmr is an auto immune disease. In auto immune diseases certain types of white blood cells attack your own tissues and cause cell or tissue destruction. Lupus and rheumatoid arthritis are two common examples. In these cases the immune system must be modulated, sometimes with powerful medications. ...Read more

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What is the difference between fibromyalgia and CRPS?

What is the difference between fibromyalgia and CRPS?

Distribution: Fibromyalgia pain occurs in several symmetric body regions concurrently; raising speculation that cause is disordered brain pain signal processing. Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome, CRPS, is long-term pain in a single asymmetric body part speculated to result from tissue trauma leading to peripheral neuropathy accompanied by autono ...Read more

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What is the difference between MS and wilson's disease?

What is the difference between MS and wilson's disease?

Major: Wilson's: inherited disease of copper metabolism, with wing-beating tremors, dystonia, ataxia, speech issues, liver abnormalities. Diagnosed with copper and ceruloplamin levels, and slit lamp. MS: autoimmune disorder of brain, spinal cord, and eye, not genetic, not affecting liver, causing visual, strength, balance, coordination, cognitive and fatigue issues, diagnosed by MRI brain and cord. ...Read more

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What is the difference between myopathy and gout?

What is the difference between myopathy and gout?

Not related: Myopathy refers to damage to the muscles that can be caused by many diseases and drugs. Gout is a type of inflammatory joint disease caused by an immune reaction to crystals formed in the joints due to elevated levels of uric acid in the blood. ...Read more

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What is the difference between limited and diffuse scleroderma?

What is the difference between limited and diffuse scleroderma?

Skin involvement: The differene is the extent of the skin involvement. In the limited scleroderma the skin involvement is restricted to the hands, and to a lesser degree, the neck and face. Patients with diffuse scleroderma has extensive skin sclerosis and high risk for internal organs involvement like affecting the kidneys, heart, and lung. ...Read more

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What is the difference between IBS and microscopic colitis?

Micro colitis vs IBS: Microscopic colitis refers to 2 med conditions causing diarrhea: collagenous colitis and lymphocytic colitis--conditions characterized by this triad of clinicopathological features: 1. Chronic watery diarrhea; 2. Normal colonoscopy; 3. Characteristic histopathology. Whereas in ibs diarrhea or constipation may predominate, or they may alternate. This diarrhea etiology is different from micro colit. ...Read more

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What the difference between sjogrens syndrome and lupus? Which is worse?

What the difference between sjogrens syndrome and lupus? Which is worse?

They are similar: Both are autoimmune diseases and to varying degree, they have overlapping symptoms. Patients with lupus can have symptoms of sjogrens and vice versa. Both can lead to very serious, life threatening disease. More often, however, they are relatively well managed. In summary, severe lupus is probably worse than severe sjogrens, but there are exceptions. ...Read more