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What predisposes someone to dermatomyositis?

What predisposes someone to dermatomyositis?

Unclear: One recent study suggests that heavy muscular exertion and emotional stress may be risk factors -- but the totally honest answer is that we don't know. ...Read more

Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
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Dermatomyositis (Definition)

A rare inflammatory disease marked by muscle weakness and ...Read more


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What predisposes someone to ileitis?

What predisposes someone to ileitis?

Genetic preposition: Acute ileitis is usually due to microbial infections, e.g., typhoid, though viral infections can also cause acute inflammation. Chronic ileitis or chronic inflammatory bowel disease does not have clearly defined causes and genetic predisposition are only a small part of the etiology. ...Read more

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What things predispose someone to dermatosclerosis?

What things predispose someone to dermatosclerosis?

Diabetes: It is associated with diabetes and usually involves the back of neck. It is difficult to treat although to is often asymptomatic. ...Read more

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What things predispose someone to chickenpox?

What things predispose someone to chickenpox?

Chicken pox: Chicken pox is an infection caused by the varicella virus. You will likely get the disease if you are near another person with chicken pox, who breathes the virus into the air but only when you have no immunity: which means that you have never had the disease ever before, or were never vaccinated. It is a very contagious virus and most people have chicken pox in childhood and never again. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is granulomatous disease and how to differentiate it with auto-immune disorder.?

Can you tell me what is granulomatous disease and how to differentiate it with auto-immune disorder.?

Granulomatous dz: There are infectious and non-infectious types of granulomatous disease. A non-infectious type would be sarcoidosis. Unfortunately no one knows the cause of sarcoidosis. It could indeed be an autoimmune disease. It does respond to steroids. Autoimmune diseases are those in which the immune system attacks specific areas of one's own body. In many of those diseases, blood work can help in diagnosis. ...Read more

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Could someone explain to me how someone can have a hereditary dominant disorder with no family history of the disorder?

Could someone explain to me how someone can have a hereditary dominant disorder with no family history of the disorder?

I do not know: What dominant gene you are asking about. It is well-known that dominate genes can skip generations. ...Read more

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What predisposes someone to phantom limb?

What predisposes someone to phantom limb?

Common: Having a limb before amputation. Almost everyone who has had an amputation gets phantom limb - the sensation that the limb is still there. It often feels like the limb is longer or shorter than it used to be (telescoping) or that it is at a different angle. This is different from phantom pain, which will affect a smaller % of the people with amputations. ...Read more

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What happens to someone who doesn't get their celiac disease treated?

What happens to someone who doesn't get their celiac disease treated?

Many complications: Celiac disease leads to destruction of the lining of the small intestine. Therefore, it is associated with abdominal pain, bloating diarrhea, some times to the point of malnutrition. "irritable bowel syndrome" is sometimes actually un-diagnosedceliac disease. Rashes that look like herpes "dermatitis herpetiformis" may occur. Sometimes joint and tendon inflammation. ...Read more

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Could a doc please explain me how the chronic kidney disease secondary to diabetes mellitus works?

Could a doc please explain me how the chronic kidney disease secondary to diabetes mellitus works?

Trauma: THe simplest way is to consider the delicate kidney and its filtering system. Now think of a sugar granule all sharp and jagged. At 200 your sugar will pass into the urine the higher your glucose goes the more sugar you pass and the more these sugar granules traumatize the delicate kidney. That's is the easiest way to answer this in 400 letters ...Read more

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Can you explain how raynauds is an autoimmune disease?

Can you explain how raynauds is an  autoimmune disease?

In many cases it is!: Raynaud's issociated with autoimmune diseases such as pss, crest, polymyositis, mctd, etc. And is associated with collagen forming beneath the endotheial lining of the small arterioles. This will gradually diminish blood flow with time. Raynaud's phenomena is different from the syndrome, in that it has causes not autoimmune. ...Read more

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What causes someone to develope peritonitis?

What causes someone to  develope peritonitis?

Infection: Peritonitis is an internal infection inside the abdomen. It can come from may factors such as intestinal perforation (primary peritonitis), or infection of pre-existing ascites fluid (secondary peritonitis). It is often a serious condition needing intravenous antibiotics and surgery if the peritonitis is from an intestinal perforation. ...Read more

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What would it take to cure someone of chronic Lyme disease?

What would it take to cure someone of chronic Lyme disease?

Many issues: It takes longer to treat if you had the infection for a long time (a year or more) before starting treatment. Sometimes many months to 1-2 years. If you have multiple tick borne infections like babesia, bartonella, mycoplasma, various viruses, then treatment is extended to address these other infections, which need different drugs than what we use for lyme. ...Read more

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What to do if somebody with addison disease get arthritis?Are they related?

What to do if somebody with addison disease get arthritis?Are they related?

Usually not: Addison's disease is caused by many mechanisms. Outside the United States, infection, in particular tuberculosis is the most common cause, but it would not cause just arthritis. In us, autoimmune polyendocrinopathy (2 types) is probably the most common cause, and in either type, arthritis is not a common problem associated with other endocrine problem such as hypoparathyroidism, diabetes, etc. ...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?

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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Could you tell me what are autoimmune diseases that leads to blood clots?

Could you tell me what are autoimmune diseases that leads to blood clots?

Several!: First, all inflammatory autoimmune diseases can increase serum fibrinogen, the major clotting factor-hence they all can increase the chance for a clot, as does inactivity often present. However, two significant diseases are hughes syndrome-antiphospholipid syndrome, and cryoglobulinemia. Blood clots are major clinical features of these conditions! ...Read more

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What causes someone to become bipolar?

What causes someone to become bipolar?

Bipolar: It is a chemical imbalance in the brain and sometimes it is hereditary. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me specifically what is addison's disease or addisonian crisis?

Can someone tell me specifically what is addison's disease or addisonian crisis?

Adrenal insufficienc: Chronic adrenal insufficiency due to any cause is adrenal disease. If a patient with addison disease is subjected to stress, e.g., infection, surgery trauma etc, it may cause shock i.e. Addisonian crisis. ...Read more