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Where Does Lupus Come From
What do you suggest if i had come up positive. I share some of the symptoms of lupus. How hard will my life be if I have lupus?
Lupus erythematosus is a name given to a collection of autoimmune diseases, in which the human immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks normal, healthy tissues.Symptoms of these diseases can affect many different body systems, including joints, skin, kidneys, blood ...Read more
Not 100 %: There re several tests for lupus ana, double stranded dna and none of these tests is 100 per cent reliable for the diagnosis of lupus. A similar situation occurs in rheumatoid arthritis where there seedless negatives as well as false positives. If there is akin involvement a skin biopsy for direct exam as well as immunoflourescence can help with diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm from the state of Wyoming & have Lupus. My tests while living there were very high. Now live in Michigan & all come back Negative is this normal?
Unusual: However it is theoretically possible if you had far more sun exposure in Wyoming than in Michigan given that sunlight can induce LE. On the other hand, your problem may be from another autoimmune disease . If you are feeling well otherwise, no test is needed. But if you do have symptoms then I would suggest repeating the test in case there was a blood sample mix-up. ...Read more
Have lupus and now tests come back normal why are dr's looking at me crazy and telling me nothing's wrong? Just cause nothing is going crazy?
Lupus: Lupus is a condition that has very specific criteria for diagnosis, based on symptoms, findings on examination, and blood testing. Ultimately, if you have it , it may go in remission with treatment but it never goes away. ...Read more
Does sjogrens syndrome come in flares like lupus? What is easier to control-lupus that affects organs or sjogrens that affects organs ?
Yes: Sjogren's can have flares just like sle and there is frequently overlap between the two. Neither is desirable when organ involvement occurs since these are very difficult to treat or reverse. ...Read more
Can a butterfly lupus rash come and go last at times hours and other times couple days? How long does it usually last?
Just out of curiosity, how often do rheumatologists come across a new patient they diagnose with lupus? Is it rarely? a couple times/year on average?
Room For More Rheum: Here's the set-up, you do the math: on average,about 5 cases per 100,000 adult population in the U.S. get diagnosed with Lupus each year. There are about 250 million adults and 5000 rheumatologists in the U.S. And the answer is: a)3 b)30 c)300 d)3000 e)all f)none If you calculate (or guess) right, you win an all expenses paid trip to your favorite rheumatologist for any tests you'd like taken ...Read more
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