Approximately half of ISN TYPE III lupus nephritis develop nephrotic syndrome in 2 years.and most dervelop hypertension. if untreated most develop End Stage Renal Disease in 2 years. this is the reason why your doctor is putting you on high dose steroids and cytotoxic drugs that cause immunosuppression. such an aggressive therapy is reccomented.
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??
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 a nurse and my brother has been dx with SLE. He is on a large amount of Fentanyl, Oxycontin, Klonopin and Toradol for pain. Is SLE the cuprite of the pain he is having. He was not diagnosed until last year but has been ill several years with cardiovascular problems, hemipilegic migraines, kidney problems and joint pain. All I am seeing at this point is a brother who weighs 88 pounds lying in bed all the time and out of it. Nauseated/vomitting and wanting more pain med. I can see the dehydration and failure to thrive. Any suggestions. Does this disease kill and cause extreme pain?
Onset of Shingles was in June 2009 the the rash turned into a large open wound, although I have wound care each week I still will not heal.
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)