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What kind of disease is lupus? What causes it?

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

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What kind of condition is discoid lupus?

What kind of condition is discoid lupus?

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 more

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What type of doctor for schamberg's disease on feet?

What type of doctor for schamberg's disease on feet?

It's a vascular: Related problem, but there isn't much to do for it. ...Read more

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What kind of condition is dermatomyositis?

What kind of condition is dermatomyositis?

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 more

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What is main symptoms of lupus?

What is main symptoms of lupus?

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

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What kind of dr. For possible Lyme disease?

What kind of dr. For possible Lyme disease?

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

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What kind of doctor is best for iliolumbar syndrome?

What kind of doctor is best for iliolumbar syndrome?

Several: Most primary care physicians can perform an initial back pain evaluation. A few medical specialties that routinely treat back pain are physical medicine and rehabilitation, orthopedics, rheumatology, neurosurgery, and neurology. ...Read more

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What type of cancer related to neuropathy Paraneoplastic syndrome? What are the symptoms?

What type of cancer related to neuropathy
Paraneoplastic syndrome?
What are the symptoms?

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

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What kind of diseases or isorders could cause both symptoms of hypothyroidism and juvenile idiopathic arthritis? Or is one a complication of the other

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

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What kind of doctor is a basilar migraine expert?

What kind of doctor is a basilar migraine expert?

Special headaches: A neurologist or a neurologist who specializes in the care of headaches should be able to answer all of your questions about this. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of lupus cancer or what are the causes of lupus cancer?

What are symptoms of lupus cancer or what are the causes of lupus cancer?

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 more

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Why is nausea a symptom of a heart attack? What exactly causes the nausea?

Why is nausea a symptom of a heart attack? What exactly causes the nausea?

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 more

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What kind of treatment is there for paresthesias or nerve pain?

What kind of treatment is there for paresthesias or nerve pain?

Medications: Some medications can help. Injections can also help. ...Read more

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What kind of treatment for paresthesia?

What kind of treatment for paresthesia?

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

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What kind of leg pain is associated with cancer?

What kind of leg pain is associated with cancer?

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

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Please suggest what type of lymphoma is most common and what are the symptoms?

Please suggest what type of lymphoma is most common and what are the symptoms?

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

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What is the definition of lupus like sle?

What is the definition of lupus like sle?

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 more

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What is myositis and what are typical symptoms of it?

What is myositis and what are typical symptoms of it?

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 more

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What sort of disorder is a rash of target spots?

What sort of disorder is a rash of target spots?

Erythema multiforme: Erythema multiforme has target like lesions because of the concentric rings produced. Erythema multiforme is a hypersensitivity reaction to medications, infections, or illness. ...Read more

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What causes visual snow? And is it a sign of any diseases?

What causes visual snow? And is it a sign of any diseases?

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