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Anyone have lupus or know any information on C4 complement?

Anyone have lupus or know any information on C4 complement?

Low levels = bad: Rheumatologists measure c4 and c3 levels in lupus because low levels are seen in active disease. ...Read more

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It possible to have just have lupus arthritis, without the actual lupus disease?

It possible to have just have lupus arthritis, without the actual lupus disease?

Yes: Lupus (sle) causes a nonspecific, non-crippling arthritis in the small joints of the hands and wrists. Deformities are rare, but, if they occur they are reversible as they are due to tendon and ligament laxity, not bone erosions as in rheumatoid arthritis. Other rheumatic diseases can show the same type of arthritis. ...Read more

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How do you r/o lupus (sle & discoid), fibromylagia, polymyositis, and sjogren's syndrome from each other? What other tests can we do?

How do you r/o lupus (sle & discoid), fibromylagia, polymyositis, and sjogren's syndrome from each other? 
What other tests can we do?

Too complicated.: These diseases are difficult to distinguish at times and often require observation and repeated testing over time. The biggest clue is the clinical symptoms and lab testing provides confirmatory support. If you do not have significant symptoms, there may not be any more testing you need to do at this time. ...Read more

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Does any doctor here know about sjogrens syndrome and what its symptoms are?

Does any doctor here know about sjogrens syndrome and what its symptoms are?

Yes: The most common symptoms are dry eyes and dry mouth. Vaginal dryness is also common. Other issues include arthritis, neuropathies, rashes, salivary gland enlargement and tenderness and lymph node enlargement suggesting lymphoma. ...Read more

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If you have CNS lupus does that mean you have a poorer prognosis than the average lupus patient & is vertigo and headaches symptom of CNS lupus?

If you have CNS lupus does that mean you have a poorer prognosis than the average lupus patient & is vertigo and headaches symptom of CNS lupus?

Yes to symptoms: There are very many symptoms of CNS lupus and vertigo and headaches are common features. V cns disease and kidney disease are two of the more serious system involvements in lupus depending on all of the CNS symptoms will determine long term survival. ...Read more

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Lupus are the flu its hard to tell when yoy have lupus?

Lupus are the flu its hard to tell when yoy have lupus?

No no no: No lupous is not flu ( virus ) it is an autoimmune disease local or systemic , if kidney not invoved the 1st time and then they are not . Bad immune system is active its like wolf skin as connective tissue is involved . Immunologist and rheumatologist work hand in hand. ...Read more

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Sjogren's syndrome== any information on treatment would be appreciated!?

Sjogren's syndrome== any information on treatment would be appreciated!?

Dysautonomia: This syndrome has been recognized in the medical literature as part of a compromised autonomic (automatic) nervous system that is the underlying cause. Amazingly, it can be treated by the use of intravenous vitamins. I suggest you go to acam@acam.Org to seek a doc who does this in or near your area. They are not common because cam is not yet readily accepted. ...Read more

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The doctor at mayo cliniic says I have this immune defficancy neutropenia. But knoe one can give mr any answers about the chronic neutropenia registry?

The doctor at mayo cliniic says I have this immune defficancy neutropenia. But knoe one can give mr any answers about the chronic neutropenia registry?

The scnir is an : International registry exists to track patients with chronic neutropenia, to provide a means for research that hopefully provides better understanding and improved outcomes, and to disseminate the most up to date info to patients and providers. The contact for the registry is bolyard@u.Washington.Edu. The website for more info is www.Depts.Washington.Edu/registry/. ...Read more

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Docs can you explain what is 'systemic lupus erythematosus' in clear details?

Docs can you explain what is 'systemic lupus erythematosus' in clear details?

An auto immune disea: Systemic lupus is a auto immune disease that can affect any part of the body.The immune system of the patient attacks its own body cells and tissues, and that causes inflammation and damage to the tissues it most often affecrs heart, skin.Joints, blood vessels, lungs, kidneys , liver and nervous system the incidence of sle is 9 times in women than men. ...Read more

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I have sle and want to know what are the signs of lupus flaring ?Is joint pain only considered lupus flaring ?

I have sle and want to know what are the signs of lupus flaring ?Is joint pain only considered lupus flaring ?

Joint pain = flare: Isolated joint pain can be a flare but usually affects multiple joints and muscles. However lupus is unpredictable and can present with joint pain only as the start of a flareup. ...Read more

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Does anyone have information about wegener's granulomatosis vasculitis?

Does anyone have  information about wegener's granulomatosis vasculitis?

Attacks organs: Wegener's granulomatosis (wg), also known as recently granulomatosis with polyangiitis results in inflammation of blood vessels vasculitis. Wg mainly affects nose, lungs, kidneys and other organs. Treatment is long-term immunosuppression to reduce antibodies which are thought to "attack" the medium and small blood vessels. Dr. Friedrich wegener described the disease in 1936. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of lupus in a child ?Can you have lupus without the butterfly rash?

What are symptoms of lupus in a child ?Can you have lupus without the butterfly rash?

Lupus: The most common symptoms of lupus, which are the same for females and males, are: extreme fatigue (tiredness), headaches, painful or swollen joints, fever, anemia (low numbers of red blood cells or hemoglobin, or low total blood volume), swelling (edema) in feet, legs, hands, and/or around eyes, pain in chest on deep breathing (pleurisy). Butterfly-shaped rash across cheeks and nose, others. ...Read more

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Does anyone know of information on non-immune hydrops?

Does anyone know of information on non-immune hydrops?

Bad diagnosis.: Nifh (non-immune fetal hydrops) is a rare but serious diagnosis that can prove lethal for the fetus and dangerous for the mother. Its causes are multiple (structural cardiac defects being one of the most common with or without arrhythmia) and its outcome depends on the gestational age at diagnosis (earlier is worse) and availability of expert perinatal care at a tertiary hospital. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can someone please advise on conditions/diseases that have multiple skin involvement (psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema all at the same time)?

Can someone please advise on conditions/diseases that have multiple skin involvement (psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema all at the same time)?

Unclear question.: Do you mean whether one can have (atopic) eczema, dermatitis, and psoriasis at the same time? Since eczema is used loosely, it may mean a skin rash including allergic contact or irritant dermatitis, then the answer is that it can exist with psoriasis or atopic dermatitis (the latter actually increases the risk in developing contact dermatitis). Psoriasis does not co-exist with atopic eczema. ...Read more