Can lupus cause pancreatitis since lupus is an autoimmune disease?

Lupus pancreatitis . Lupus induced pancreatitis happens in a small percentage of lupus patients . Lupus vasculitis can cause pancreatitis. Other causes of pancreatitis in lupus include virus induced, perforated peptic ulcer disease, common duct stone from biliary tract, alcohol and or drug induced . Pancreatitis in lupus occurs as part of multi system disease. Pancreatitis as initial manifestation lupus is rare.
Agree. Another cause could be IGG4 disease.Another autoimmune cause of pancreatitis.Blood test not always helpful.Sometimes a tissue diagnosis is required,ussually a lymph node with a special form of storiform is found.

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Can lupus cause pancreatitis since lupus is an autoimmune disease?

Lupus pancreatitis . Lupus induced pancreatitis happens in a small percentage of lupus patients . Lupus vasculitis can cause pancreatitis. Other causes of pancreatitis in lupus include virus induced, perforated peptic ulcer disease, common duct stone from biliary tract, alcohol and or drug induced . Pancreatitis in lupus occurs as part of multi system disease. Pancreatitis as initial manifestation lupus is rare. Read more...

What causes people w/ autoimmune diseases like lupus to "burn out" so quickly? Even when doing well, I have no reserve tank. How do I explain 2 others

See below. Not being an expert on autoimmune disease, i would await a rheumatolgist's response, but from a medical logic point of view, autoimmune diseases are diseases that attack one's own body and thus, weaken the body and cause damage that requires energy (overall) so to try to, repair damage. Consequently, your energy levels are "sapped" and your body is destroyed from inside out - why you burn out. Read more...

There is controversy over if Interstitial Cystitis considered an autoimmune disease, or could it be part of a Lupus flare? Lupus causes inflamation.

Not likely. There is a layer, the GAG layer in the bladder that protects against some of the chemicals in the urine which are irritating/inflammatory if they come in contact with the lower layers. In interstitial cystitis, that layer is absent. The questions revolve around what causes the loss of that layer. I have not seen any studies implicating lupus. Lupus can cause inflamation in any organ, however. Read more...
IC and Lupus. IC (Interstitial Cystitis) is inflammation of the Bladder Wall that can occur by itself or in conjunction with other autoimmune diseases, including Lupus, fibromyalgia, scleroderma, and Sjogren's Syndrome. Research has shown that IC patients are 30 Times more likely to have SLE (systemic lupus erthematosus). If you have IC, tests for Autoimmune conditions should be performed by your Doctor. Read more...

What autoimmune diseases can cause severe pain in most of a persons bones/muscles/joints? ANA was normal, so PCP says not Lupus. I need suggestions.

Polyarthritis. Several diseases and conditions can cause polyarthritis. I would suggest you make an immediate in-person appointment with a Rheumatologist to evaluate the range of motion of your joints, any joint changes related to a myriad of causes. Don't guess at your problem. Physicians are taught to diagnose based on your medical history, chief complaint, laboratory tests and imaging. Good luck. Read more...

What are the symptoms of lupus and other autoimmune diseases?

Fatigue, joint pain. So this is very difficult to answer. Autoimmune diseases can cause a very diverse array of symptoms, but the most common ones that are shared amongst them are fatigue and joint pain. Unfortunately, this is seen in many other conditions, so this definitely not diagnostic. Read more...
Varied symptoms. Each autoimmune disease can present with multiple symptoms.common ones are rashes, joint pains, hair loss, ulcers in the mouth, irregular menstrual cycles, , photosensitivity, joint swelling etc. Usually its constellation of of signs and symptoms that suggest autoimmune disease.Then it is confirmed by blood tests. Read more...

How effective is a cytokine panel in determining whether you have an autoimmune disease like lupus?

Not quite. Clinical exam and history, coupled with much less expensive tests ie. Reflex ANA reporting if positive ds-dna, sm and anti-chromatin abs. If positive, a c2 and c4 may give i=an idea regarding activity, coupled with metabolic anel and cbc. I have never found use for this test. If positive for sle, see someone who practicies rheumatology. Read more...

Is lupus an autoimmune disease?

Yes. It is a classic autoimmune disease when the body's immune system starts to attack itself or your own body. The immune system is no longer able to truly recognize itself. Depending where the immune system attacks will cause the symptoms associted with that. For example, if the immune system attacks the skin you can get a skin rash. If it attacks the joint, joint pain and swelling can occur. Read more...
Yes. Lupus erythematosus is a chronic inflammatory disease of unknown cause. The immune system attacks the patient's own body (autoimmunity) and can inflame the skin, joints, kidneys, nervous system, lungs, mucous membranes, and other internal organs. A red rash is often but not always present hence the term lupus erythematosus meaning "red wolf.". Read more...
Lupus. Lupus is a classic autoimmune disease that attacks cells, tissues and organs . It is a systemic auto immune disease that attacks skin, heart, lungs , liver, kidneys , blood vessels and nervous system. Anti body production by b cells are to dna , sm antigen, histones and other proteins of cell nucleus . Immune complex deposition in surfaces damage blood vessels in kidneys and other organs . Read more...
Autoimmune, systemic. Lupus is an autoimmune disease, in simple terms, your body produces certain antibodies that attack your own organs.It can affect any part of the body. Common symptoms - joint pains, facial rash, photosensitivity, mouth ulcers, hair loss. Organ involvement usually kidney, brain, and heart can occur. It is believed that genetic, environmental factors play a major role. Read more...