80% or so of persons with lupus will experience at least episodes of joint and muscle aches, referred to as arthralgia and myalgia, during the course of their illness. Thanksfully, only about 25% develop frank inflammation in their joints which then has the possibility of producing joint deformity, so called Jaccoud"s arthropathy. Regardless, treatment with the class of medications known as antimalarials, such as plaquenil/hydorxychloroquine can provide relief. For the cases where arthritis is more persistent treatment with methotrexate, leflunomide/arava, azathioprine/imuran or cellsept/mycophenolate mofetil may be considered.
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.
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.
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)
How is lupus passed form person to person
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