Generally, lupus is considered a chronic autoimmune disease characterized by unpredictable exacerbations and remissions. Effective treatment is intended to produce a remission before the illness produces significant organ damage although frank cure is not typical. Although the most serious episodes of lupus occur in the first several years and later serious disease flares are less frequent and severe. A goal of future treatments, combining current conventional approaches such as steroids plus cytotoxics with biologically therapy for the most severe forms of lupus may more likely achieve long lasting remissions and possibly cures.
I am still reviewing his medical reports I left of in 2002. He first started having generalized weakness, cough, vomiting and abdominal pain back in 2000. The toxicology report is still pending.
I'm wondering if I could have Sj?gren?s syndrome but I don't know how I would find out. Can you help me??
She sees a doctor every 2 months. I expressed my concern to him. He didn't think it would be a problem to have a TB test. I'm concerned.
Why are SLE lupus autoantibodies divided into organ specific and non-organ specific antibodies?
I have been diagnosed with ringworm by one doctor and diagnosed with lupus by another doctor, how can i know for sertain what i have before i take a drug that may harm me?
I am currently diagnosed with UCTD with a high probability of Lupus. No major organ involvement. For months i had a fever of 99-100 F, this eventually led to the diagnostic tests that revealed the high ANA titer, referral to Rheumatologist and diagnosis.
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I am currently also dealing with colostridium difficile, or C. diff. It is exhausting to say the least.
Currently I have been off of the prescribed vancomycin for 9 days. I am having a small increase in BM and stomach bloating. I also have a 99.1-99.5F temp off and on throughout the day.
How can a physician determine if it is once again the lupus or autoimmune condition causing the raise in temp, or the c.diff?
Also, I seem to notice an increased temp during ovulation and premenstrually, would lupus have anything to do with this?
I seem to be having a hard time fighting off infection, and I imagine this too has to do with the autoimmune condition. My WBC is low (3.7)