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Can I have amyloidosis and systemic lupus at the same time?

Can I have amyloidosis and systemic lupus at the same time?

Doubt it: This would be an unusual association unless there are other medical issues. You physician should help clarify this issue. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have discoid lupus and systemic lupus at the same time?

Is it possible to have discoid lupus and systemic lupus at the same time?

Yes: Many people with systemic lupus have the discoid skin lesions, and many folks with the discoid lesions get the systemic disease within a few years. Good luck -- discoid lupus is a nuisance at best, and systemic lupus is difficult to manage even today. Good luck. ...Read more

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Recently diagnosis with lupus diagnosis with MS in 2003. Could I have had lupus all this time instead of ms? My neuro now thinks my lesions don't look like ms

Recently diagnosis with lupus  diagnosis with MS in 2003. Could I have had lupus all this time instead of ms?  My neuro now thinks my lesions don't look like ms

Sort this out ASAP: Lupus is one of the diseases that may mimic MS, and very critical to pin down correct diagnosis. I do not have sufficient information to guide this, but if you are encountering uncertainty, get a second opinion ASAP. A rheumatologist could be very helpful regarding the lupus question. Might also, consider anti-phospholipid antibody syndrome in addition. ...Read more

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Can i have eds and lupus at the same time?

Can i have eds and lupus at the same time?

Yes.: EDS has 11 types, all hereditary,all with gene mutations causing problems with collagen in skin,bone,blood vessels.Symptoms include stretchy easily bruised skin, double jointedness,back pain,flat feet,early arthritis,etc. Lupus, an autoimmune disease, requires 4 of 11criteria.MalarorDiscoidrash,Photosensitivity,OralUlcers,Arthritis,Serositis,KidneyDz,Neurologic Sx's,Blood abn,immunologic,ANA. ...Read more

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How to handel haveing lupus and cancer at the same time?

How to handel haveing lupus and cancer at the same time?

It can be done: Managing 2 chronic illnesses at the same time is challenging. The cancer is the more immediately life threatening issue so it get the priority for treatment. Lupus can be a problem in terms of chemo side effects, yet sometimes the cancer treatment helps the lupus. Depends on what treatment is given. Talk it over with your oncologist. Treatment can be very successful, so keep positive attitude ...Read more

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Can i be a foster parent even though I have lupus? I am able to work full time.

Yes: If your lupus is well controlled, I do not see why that diagnosis would exclude you. Check with your state agency. ...Read more