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LUPUS - FIND RELATED DISEASES

Related diseases / syndromes to (lupus) including facts and information available:
ACQUIRED ICHTHYOSIS / DISEASES THAT ARE ASSOCIATED WITH ACQUIRED ICHTHYOSIS
the systemic diseases that are often linked with acquired ichthyosis are: cancers (e.g. mycosis, lung cancer, ovarian cancer, breast cancer, cervical cancer hodgkin's disease, hyperparathyroidism, nutritional diseases, acute renal failure & hiv infection; sarcoidosis, thyroid disease, leprosy, autoimmune diseases such as dermatymyositis or systemic lupus erythematosus; this could also manifest after a transplant of the bone marrow. there are also some medications that have been associated with acquired ichthyosis such as triparanol, nicotinic acid, dixyrazine, clofazimine, cimetidine & butyrophenones....
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ADULT ONSET STILL'S DISEASE / DIAGNOSIS
since the disorder is presented in several ways, diagnosis can be very difficult. it often requires a laborious procedure which consists of eliminating other diseases. the clinical features confirm the diagnosis with the combination of some other common tests. arthritis that persists for up to six weeks is the most frequent symptom. also, there is often a rash & the fevers spike extremely. blood tests often indicate the elevation of white blood cells (a manifestation of acute inflammation). anemia (or the low count of red blood cells) could also be diagnosed. generally, these elevations on blood tests are indicators of severe inflammation. other inflammation indicators include elevation of the levels of crp or c-reactive protein & ferritin but classic tests for blood often indicate negative results for systemic lupus erythematosus & rheumatoid arthritis. the new marker of aosd is glycosylated ferritin. when this marker goes below 50%, this often points to aosd. all the symptoms of the illness (even the high fevers) could last for a few months. the more long-term condition is that of the arthritis....
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ATHETOSIS / CAUSES
below are the common & rare causes that usually affect more that 1 million individuals in the us: common: pregnancy rheumatic fever systemic lupus erythematosus rare: ataxia telangiectasia - an unusual childhood disorder affecting progressive deterioration of the nervous system. fahr's syndrome - athetosis - this disorder causes calcium to be deposited in several parts of the brain which causes progressive loss of mental & motor ability. hallervorden-spatz disease - disorder in the nerve that results to movement problems....
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AUTOIMMUNE HEMOLYTIC ANEMIA / SUBTYPES
warm aiha idiopathic systemic lupus erythematosus evans' syndrome (antiplatelet antibodies & haemolytic antibodies) chronic lymphocytic leukemia drugs (methyldopa) cold aiha idiopathic cold hemagglutinin syndrome infectious mononucleosis paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria (rare) lymphoma...
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AUTOIMMUNE PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY / CAUSES
the causes are generally grouped as follows: genetic diseases: friedreich's ataxia, charcot-marie-tooth syndrome metabolic/endocrine: diabetes mellitus, failure of chronic renal, porphyria, amyloidosis, failure of the liver, hypothyroidism toxic causes: alcohol abuse, drugs (vincristine, phenytoin, isoniazid), organic metals, heavy metals inflammatory/swelling ailments: guillain-barrθ syndrome, systemic lupus erythematosis, leprosy, sj÷gren's syndrome vitamin deficit conditions: vitamin b12, vitamin a, vitamin e, thiamin others: malignant disease, hiv, radiation, chemotherapy a lot of secondary nervous system ailments may exhibit similarly to muscle complications (myopathesis) also it is essential to develop approaches for evaluating sensory & motor troubles in patients so that accurate diagnosis can be done by a physician....
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BALDNESS / CAUSES
the specific cause of baldness depends largely on its type. pattern baldness is linked to a number of genetic factors. scarring or cicatrical alopecia is usually caused by skin conditions which inflame & damage hair follicles. alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease with currently no identified cause, although it is believed to be hereditary. telogen effluvium is caused by a change in the normal hair cycle. meanwhile, traction alopecia is caused by extreme hairstyle changes that pull the hair too firmly, scarring & damaging the roots & eventually leading to hair loss. other potential causes of hair loss are as follows: low iron diet, poor nutrition, ingestion of certain medications such as birth control pills, diseases such as diabetes or lupus, hormonal changes, exposure to hair treatments, scalp infections & a hair-pulling disorder known as trichotillomania....
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BALDNESS / CAUSES
the specific cause of baldness depends largely on its type. pattern baldness is linked to a number of genetic factors. scarring or cicatrical alopecia is usually caused by skin conditions which inflame & damage hair follicles. alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease with currently no identified cause, although it is believed to be hereditary. telogen effluvium is caused by a change in the normal hair cycle. meanwhile, traction alopecia is caused by extreme hairstyle changes that pull the hair too firmly, scarring & damaging the roots & eventually leading to hair loss. other potential causes of hair loss are as follows: low iron diet, poor nutrition, ingestion of certain medications such as birth control pills, diseases such as diabetes or lupus, hormonal changes, exposure to hair treatments, scalp infections & a hair-pulling disorder known as trichotillomania....
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BLOOD PLATELET DISORDERS / CAUSES
the platelet count may go down if the bone marrow does not produce enough platelets. leukemia, lymphomas, infection with human immunodeficiency virus (hiv, which causes aids) & a variety of other bone marrow disorders can create this effect. or the platelet count may decrease if the spleen increases in size & traps platelets. thus, fewer platelets reside in the bloodstream. myelofibrosis & some forms of cirrhosis can also create this effect. the body may utilize or destroy too many platelets. hiv infection, lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus), idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura & hemolytic-uremic syndrome cause this effect. some drugs, such as heparin & certain antibiotics, also create this effect. in idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, the immune system produces abnormal antibodies that can destroy the body's platelets. the reason for this happening is unknown. the bone marrow produces more platelets to make up for it but cannot keep up with the demand. taking heparin may also lead to a low platelet count. heparin is a drug that causes the blood to clot less (anticoagulant). but ironically, it sometimes stimulates clot formation. then the platelet count goes down because so many platelets are used up. drinking alcohol may lead in a low platelet count by damaging the bone marrow. aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids) & antihistamines may hinder with how platelets function, although the platelet count remains normal....
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BROWN SYNDROME / CAUSES
brown syndrome may already be present at birth. this is caused by inelastic muscle-tendon complex (wright hypothesis), anomalies of the superior oblique tendon fibers, anomalous inferior orbital adhesions & posterior orbital bands brown syndrome that has been acquired during one's lifetime is caused by peritrochlear scarring & adhesions, trauma (superior temporal orbit), chronic sinusitis, blepharoplasty & fat removal & lichen sclerosus et atrophicus & morphea. other causes include tendon-trochlear inflammation & edema - idiopathic inflammatory (pain & click), trochleitis with superior oblique myositis, acute sinusitis, adult rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, possibly distant trauma (cardiopulmonary resuscitation [cpr] & long bone fractures) & possibly postpartum hormonal changes. acquired onset is also the result of superior nasal orbital mass - glaucoma implant & neoplasm, tight or inelastic superior oblique muscle - thyroid disease (inelastic muscle), peribulbar anesthesia (inelastic tendon), hurler-scheie syndrome (inelastic tendon) & superior oblique tuck (short tendon)....
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CHRONIC FATIGUE DISORDER / SYMPTOMS & SIGNS
cfs is a long-term fatigue which may last up to six months & may recur even after ongoing efforts. it is not relieved by sufficient rest & hampers a person to gather enough energy to do his daily tasks. other symptoms include: postexertional malaise disturbed sleep memory dysfunction muscular pain different types of headaches sore throat tender lymph nodes in the neck & armpits the symptoms of cfs vary from one patient to another. however, cfs can be a very devastating condition like other chronic problems such as multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus & congestive heart failure....
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CHRONIC NECROTIZING VASCULITIS / CAUSES
chronic necrotizing vasculitis can come about in rheumatoid arthritis & usually noticed with sclerroderma, polyarteritis nodosa & systematic lupus erythematosus. the inflammation's cause is not known, but is possibly connected to some autoimmune factors....
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CUTANEOUS LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS / DEFINITION
cutaneous lupus erythematosus is categorized as a type of lupus that primarily involves the patient's skin but may also be a precursor to another systemic form of the disease. there are three different types of cutaneous lupus erythematosus: chronic lupus erythematosus, subacute lupus erythematosus & e types of cutaneous lupus erythematosus. dark skinned women individuals are more prone to cutaneous lupus erythematosus especially between ages 20-60....
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CUTANEOUS LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS / DIAGNOSIS
the diagnosis for cutaneous lupus erythematosus would largely be based on the type of symptoms that would develop. skin biopsy & other laboratory tests are also conducted to diagnose possible systemic complications....
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CUTANEOUS LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS / TREATMENT
steroidal creams are usually used to treat cutaneous lupus erythematosus lesions. this cream is usually applied to the lesions at least twice a day until the lesions disappear. for milder rash formations, a weaker formulation of the cream is often prescribed. other treatments also include thalidomide, cyclosporin, acitretin, methotrexate, intravenous immunoglobulin, gold, clofazamine, cyclophosphamide & dapsone. oral steroids can also be used in severe cases....
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CUTANEOUS LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS / SYMPTOMS & SIGNS
symptoms include lesions that can usually be aggravated with sun exposure....
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CUTANEOUS LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS / CAUSES
cutaneous lupus erythematosus is believed by the prolonged use of certain drugs scuh as glyburide, thiazide diuretics, penicillamine & calcium channel blockers....
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DISCOID LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS / DEFINITION
discoid lupus erythematosus or systemic lupus erythamatosus is a systemic disorder cause by autoimmune response of the body. the immune system fights against own body cells that leads to inflammation of the tissues that affects different parts of the body. it occurs in unexpected times, this period is called "flares"....
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DISCOID LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS / DIAGNOSIS
a serologic testing such as anti- nuclear testing & anti- extractable nuclear antigen (anti-ena) are done to diagnose sle, but anti-smith & anti-dsdna antibodies are more specific. other exam that support sle diagnosis are immune system level test, electrolytes & renal function test, liver enzyme & complete blood count....
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DISCOID LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS / TREATMENT
sle is not curable, but there is palliative treatment for the patient. non- steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, ultraviolet radiation & lifestyle modification & anti malaria helps control the disease & prevent the symptoms to occur, analgesic for symptoms of pain, immunosuppressant drugs & bone marrow transplant are still under investigation for the cure of sle....
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DISCOID LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS / SYMPTOMS & SIGNS
common initial manifestation are fever , body weakness, joint pain, muscle pain & fatigue. some symptoms depends on affected organs, the patient shows rashes on the face or butterfly rash, discoid lupus, alopecia, mouth, nasal, skin & vaginal lesion, small joint pain such as fingers & wrist are affected. anemia & iron deficiency, low platelet & white blood cell counts, thrombotic disorder may show in blood test. it also causes inflammation of the heart, lungs, pancreas & liver. hematuria or proteinuria are presents due to renal impairement. seizures & psychosis are the symptoms when it already affects the brain....
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