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What Kind Of Symptom For Lupus Profundus
SLE diagnosis: Systemic lupus erythematosus is best diagnosed by an experienced rheumatologist. It is an autoimmune disease. A high-titer ANA, >1:320 is both sensitive and specific for lupus. Other auto-antibodies can help to confirm the lupus diagnosis. Anti-Smith is highly specific for lupus but not very sensitive. Anti-dsDNA is also highly specific and tends to be seen in lupus with kidney involvement. ...Read more
Common skin dz: This is a very familiar skin disease that may occur by itself or with the far more severe systemic lupus, though the vast majority of dle patients never get sle. The disease can look bad and may produce surface scars. Sun avoidance / screens and topical glucocorticoids generally keep it at bay; systemic antimalarials can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It's a vascular: Related problem, but there isn't much to do for it. ...Read more
Autoimmune: It is an autoimmune disease with the collagen vascular diseases and is treated by rheumatologist. It affects skin and muscle with proximal muscle weakness of the hips and shoulders. Diagnosis is made by muscle weakness, typical rash on face and hands, muscle biopsy , skin biopsy, and blood tests. Treatment is oral steroids and steroid sparing drugs such as cytoxan, (cyclophosphamide) imuran, methotrexate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible answer: Systemic symptoms are common. Fatigue, fever, and weight loss are typically present at some time during the course of the disease, occurring in 50 to 100 percent. Sometimes weight gain can occur from treatment w/prednisone, or kidney damage and salt retention. Lupus can affect a lot of organs such as the joints, mucus membranes, GI, lungs, heart, nerves, eyes, blood cells. ...Read more
A few choices.: You should start with your primary care doctor. They would be best to diagnose it if you haven't had it diagnosed yet, because if it's not lyme disease they will also help you determine what it is that's ailing you. If you've already been diagnosed then you can be treated by your primary doctor or an infectious disease specialist. ...Read more
See below: Most paraneoplastic neuropathies are due to immune responses to neural proteins secreted by cancer cells. Most have been associated with small cell lung cancer_ others with cancer of the ovaries, breast, lymphoma,thymine,melanoma, and testicular cancer. Symptoms can include encephalitis, cerebellar degeneration, sympathy, motor neuron disease,Gillian Barre syndrome, myopathy and Eaton-Lambert myo ...Read more
What kind of diseases or isorders could cause both symptoms of hypothyroidism and juvenile idiopathic arthritis? Or is one a complication of the other
Autoimmune disorders: Both juvenile idiopathic arthritis and hypothyroidism (caused by thyroiditis) can have autoimmune etiology. There is increased incidence of hypothyroidism in patients with jia when compared to matched normal controls. Another autoimmune disorder celiac bowel disease is also increased in jia. ...Read more
Lupus related?: There is no such thing as lupus cancer. At least as far as i can discover. There are researchers who believe that the risk of several cancers is higher for those with lupus - especially cancers related to white blood cells. Talk with the doctor who treats your lupus - this concern is common and hopefully you can be reassured. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Variable: Nausea is not a major one, but with right coronary, abdominal pain and nausea may occur. Similarly with low blood pressure or pulse nausea can occur.Symptoms: chest and neck and left arm pain can all occur elephant sitting on your chest shortness of breath fatigue anxiety fear some are asymptomatic signs: cold clammy low pulse rate, or fast irregular sudden death, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Medications: Some medications can help. Injections can also help. ...Read more
Two possibilities: Paresthesia can result from trauma to the nerves serving the affected area. If there is something putting pressure on the nerve, sometimes removal of the offending object can relieve the paresthesia. Other times, the cause of the paresthesia may not be evident and may be the result of just disturbing the nerve (eg. Nearby extraction). In such cases, the passage of time will usually relieve the it. ...Read more
Leg pain and cancer: When somebody with cancer experience leg pain- first thing you need to rule out is venous blood clot on the leg. In cancer, the risk for blood clot is significantly elevated. It is important to diagnose blood clot on the leg as blood clots can beak off and travel to lung causing pulmonary emboli- which could be life threatening. Bone metastasis, arthritis, drug like Neupogen can cause leg pain. ...Read more
Several...: Some of the most common types of lymphoma in adults are: hodgkin lymphoma (~ 30%), follicular lymphoma (~ 20%), diffuse large b-cell lymphoma (25-30% of non-hodgkin lymphomas). The frequency depends on multiple factors including age and geographic location. Multiple signs and symptoms can occur including: weight loss, night sweats, lymph node enlargement, fatigue, etc. ...Read more
See below: It is systemic autoimmune disease that is determined by physical findings and lab tests. Certain criteria must be met before one is labeled with this process a great resource to learn about lupus is the lupus foundation and they have support groups for patients with lupus---some of which are online. I hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Weakness>Pain: Myositis is inflammation of muscles caused by autoimmune attack of the muscle tissue. It can sometimes be painful but the primary symptom is progressive weakness (over weeks and months). Affected muscles are usually proximal (closer to the body) such as shoulders and hips while wrists/hands and feet are usually spared. Sometimes accompanied by Raynaud's and purple/red rash around eyes and on chest ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Vitreous changes: Sounds like you might have: floaters. Floaters are common and usually due to a change in the protein composition of the vitreous (inside gel of the eye). Check with your eyemd that they are "just" floaters and not inflammation in the eye as new floaters can be a concern. ...Read more
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