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What is the permanent cure for the auto immune skin disease called pemphigus ?

What is the permanent cure for the auto immune skin disease called pemphigus ?

Pemphigus: There are multiple immunosuppressive treatments available for the management of pemphigus. Typically treatment begins with oral steroids but commonly Dapsone or intravenous immunoglobulins are also used. Unfortunately, many autoimmune diseases must be treated by trial and error methods to find the most effective medication. ...Read more

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Autoimmune (Definition)

The immune system developed to tell our own, normal cells (self) from foreign and abnormal cells (non-self). This lets the immune system eliminate viruses, bacteria, fungi and cancer cells from our body without harming normal cells. Sometimes the immune system fails to tell self from non-self and it attacks normal cells, for example in ...Read more


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Can there be any treatment for the skin disease pemphigus vulgaris?

Can there be any treatment for the skin disease pemphigus vulgaris?

Treatment : Pemphigus is often treated with topical cortisone creams (for limited disease) or oral corticosteroids for more widespread disease. Oral antibiotics have also been used. See a dermatologist to diagnose and treat the condition. ...Read more

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I think I have a rare auto immune disease called juvenile dermatomyositis. Can someone tell me what this is?

I think I have a rare auto immune disease called juvenile dermatomyositis. Can someone tell me what this is?

Different in adults: Dermatomyositis can be a very severe disease causing muscle damage and chronic rashes (months to years). However, in adults there is a risk for more serious disease. If you think you may have dermatomyositis, please discuss this with your doctor. Some simple tests and a good physical exam should help decide. ...Read more

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I took a urine test and the doctor called back and said I have sugar in my urine, what does this mean. I am a 26 year old male who has common variable immuno deficiency and i may have propheryia or an auto immune disease, does sugar in the urine indictae

I took a urine test and the doctor called back and said I have sugar in my urine, what does this mean. I am a 26 year old male who has common variable immuno deficiency and i may have propheryia or an auto immune disease, does sugar in the urine indictae

Most : Most people don't have sugar in their urine until their blood sugar is 250mg/dl or more. But some people will have sugar in their urine with normal blood levels of glucose. This is called renal glycosuria. It usually has little clinical significance. If your fasting blood sugar is elevated, you may have diabetes. If a blood glucose is done concurrently with finding sugar in your urine, you can sort out if you are just one of those people who spill sugar into the urine at normal blood glucose levels or if you may be diabetic. This should be checked out soon, especially if you are experiencing excessive thirst or frequent urinination. ...Read more

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My father had rare, painful, disfiguring "auto-immune" skin condition called "p.R.P. What is it? (the last word "purpura")

My father had rare, painful, disfiguring "auto-immune" skin condition called "p.R.P. What is it? (the last word "purpura")

PPP: I believe the westborough patient means ppp (progressive pigmented purpura). Prp means pityriasis rubra pilaris, a form of psoriasis and not related to purpura. Ppp is a form of chronic blood stains in the skin (purpura), which darken over time and leave pigmented patches in the skin. There are four to five types, mostly due to some auto-immune mechanism or related to a medication allergy. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about a skin disease called lichen planus if so what's your treatment?

Can you tell me about a skin disease called lichen planus if so what's your treatment?

Lichen Planus: See the following for basic information and then discuss it with a dermatologist: http://www.Aad.Org/dermatology-a-to-z/diseases-and-treatments/i---l/lichen-planus. ...Read more

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Hello, my son tested positive for hep c antibody. The only reason he was even tested was because we were considering the use of Xeljanz, an RA drug, for his auto immune alopecia universalis. He was retested yesterday and they are doing something called RN

Hello, my son tested positive for hep c antibody. The only reason he was even tested was because we were considering the use of Xeljanz, an RA drug, for his auto immune alopecia universalis. He was retested yesterday and they are doing something called RN

False positive?: Hepatitis C virus antibody test is often falsely positive. That's why the RNA test is needed; it will tell whether your son actually has HCV. You don't say his age, but it is unlikely if young and thus has not shared drug injection equipment; has never had a transfusion; and has not otherwise been heavily exposed to another person's blood. So probably all is well. My fingers are crossed for you! ...Read more

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What is the autoimmune disorder pemphigus vulgaris?

Pemphigus: Pemphigus vulgaris is an autoimmune disorder that involves blistering and sores (erosions) of the skin and mucus membranes.The immune system produces antibodies against specific proteins in the skin and mucus membranes. These antibodies break the bonds between skin cells. This leads to the formation of a blister. The exact cause is unknown. Sometimes pemphigus is caused by certain medications, . ...Read more

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Pemphigus (Definition)

Pemphigus is a group of rare autoimmune skin conditions characterized by blistering lesions in the skin and mucosal membranes such ...Read more


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