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34 Year Old With One Tube, Endometriosis, Abnormal ANA: What TTC Strategy Do You Recommend? by Edward Ramirez, MD Posted Sat 21 Jan 2012 1:31pm Question Hi Dr. Ramirez, I am writing to you as I am now desperate with our situation and hoping to get some push from someone who is knowledgeable in this field. I am 34 and my husband is 40. No kids from both sides. We've been TTC for 2.5 years now. When we started, our bloodwork both came back normal as per my family doctor although he ... Read on »
SSA and SSB antibodies by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted Tue 24 Mar 2009 3:42pm I have a hard time trying to figure out what these little three letter words mean in the scope of bloodwork for Sjogrens patients. I have been doing a bit of research and my conclusion is this: Antibodies SSA and SSB complexes are found in the circulation of patients with Sjogrens's syndrome, mainly in those with the primary form of the syndr ... Read on »
The Relationship between Anti-Centromere and Scleroderma by Jan Posted Fri 11 Sep 2009 4:57pm Bees target the yellow disk of the daisy but which autoantibodies target the center of these chromosomes? Systemic sclerosis (or scleroderma) is a multi-system disease that presents in two major ways. Most patients have what is now called " limited cutaneous systemic sclerosis". This is different from localized scleroderma, which affects ... Read on »
Pantothenic Acid, B5 for Acne by Jeffrey Dach MD by Jeffrey Dach MD Medical Doctor Posted Mon 22 Sep 2008 10:59am Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin B5 for Acne by Jeffrey Dach MD Virtually everyone remembers the frustrating experience of acne with small inflamed dots called pimples or blackheads.  While some have been  spared the ordeal of acne, many others have suffered through unsuccessful treatm ... Read on »
Diagnosis and Treatment of Lupus Fact #7 – No single test for Lupus! by Lupus Adventurer Posted Mon 07 May 2012 1:33pm Diagnosis and Treatment of Lupus:  There is no single laboratory test that can decide whether a person has lupus. Diagnosing lupus involves analyzing the results of several lab tests, a review of the person’s entire medical history, and the history of close family members.  When I was finally diagnosed with Lupus, I had demonstrated 7 of the ... Read on »
Lupus: a short summary by pathologystudent Posted Tue 13 Oct 2009 10:04pm Systemic lupus erythematosus is one of a few diseases that have earned the name “the great imitator.” It is a chronic, systemic illness with many, many possible symptoms in many different organ systems, and widely varying disease courses in different patients. We’ll go through a short summary of lupus here and save the more detailed informati ... Read on »
Correlation, Causation, and non-sense by MJ Posted Fri 16 Jan 2009 12:00am A few studies came out at once. I have yet to read any of the actual studies but they look interesting Serum anti-nuclear antibodies as a marker of autoimmunity in egyptian autistic children. Autism may involve an autoimmune pathogenesis in a subgroup of patients. The frequency of anti-nuclear antibodies in 80 autistic children and their ... Read on »
Years to diagnose Lupus? by Lupus Adventurer Posted Tue 23 Nov 2010 12:00am Diagnosis - Lupus Diagnosis – Lupus.  However, it took over 30 years before I had a partial diagnosis, and over 40 years before getting the ”rest of the story.”  Over the years, my family doctor saw a string of seemingly unrelated medical symptoms and blips eventually pointing to lupus. From the very beginning, signs of lupus in ... Read on »
Immune System in Alzheimer's and Autism: Domino Effect From Mercury? by Kim S. Patient Expert Posted Fri 01 Nov 2013 12:00am By Teresa Conrick With 1 in 3 seniors dying with Alzheimer’s and 1 in 50 children now being diagnosed with autism, studying these patients should be crucial in both preventing new cases and helping millions of people afflicted now. There are parallels in much of the research being published about both autism and Alzheimer’ ... Read on »
"Borderline Positive for Lupus" – What Does That Mean? by Wick D. Posted Wed 02 Jun 2010 11:22am During a recent interview on Larry King Live on CNN, singer Lady Gaga stated that she tested borderline positive for lupus but that, as of right now, she does not have lupus.  But some have asked us, just what does “borderline positive” mean? No single laboratory test can determine whether a person has lupus. The anti-nuclear antibody (AN ... Read on »