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Discoid Lupus Erythematosus (DLE) Problem by heru m. Patient Expert Posted Fri 13 Feb 2009 4:52pm Question: pet’s breed: German Shepherd pet’s age: 2 pet’s sex: Male QUESTION: I got my dog 1 year ago from the local pound. When I got him I noticed that he had dry and discoloured patches on the side of each nostril, I did wonder what it was but he seemd fine and i ... Read on »
Systemic sclerosis (scleroderma) associated with discoid lupus erythematosus. by Jan Posted Sun 29 Aug 2010 12:00am Six patients with systemic sclerosis (SS) and discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE) were studied to determine whether such cases have some common clinical and laboratory findings. DLE preceded SS in all cases. Three patients had diffuse scleroderma with lung and esophagus involvements and the others limited scleroderma. Three patients had an ... Read on »
Sicca symptoms in Thai patients with rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus and scleroderma: a comparison with age-m by Jan Posted Fri 11 Sep 2009 4:58pm Research by Wangkaew S. and Colleague. This study was performed to determine the prevalence of ocular and oral sicca symptoms in Thai patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), and scleroderma (Scl). The ocular symptoms and sign (the Schirmer's 1 test) and the oral sicca symptoms and sign (the Saxon's ... Read on »
Vasculopathy and disordered angiogenesis in selected rheumatic diseases: rheumatoid arthritis and systemic sclerosis by Jan Posted Fri 11 Sep 2009 4:57pm 1 Comment BY Alisa E Koch and Oliver Distler Angiogenesis is important in the pathogenesis of systemic inflammatory rheumatic diseases, a family of related disorders that includes rheumatoid arthritis and systemic sclerosis. Rheumatoid arthritis is the rheumatic disease in which the role of angiogenesis has been studied most extensively. However, wher ... Read on »
Differences and Similarities between Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis continued…. by Audrey K. Patient Expert Posted Wed 24 Sep 2008 8:37am Diving back into the topic of the autoimmune disease, Lupus, I’m going to talk about the diagnosis and treatment processes that are involved. Right now, there isn’t a single test that is used to diagnosed Lupus, it’s based on a combination of results of symptoms, blood work, and the patients medical history used to discover the abnormalities in t ... Read on »
Tests & Diagnostics for Rheumatoid Arthritis by Med RX Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 4:41pm Here is a list of some of the common tests and diagnostics for Rheumatoid Arthritis: ANA antibody test Arthrocentesis CBC Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate Joint x-rays Physical exam Rheumatoid factor blood test Rheumatoid Factor Test Sedimentation Rate White blood cell count ... Read on »
STUDY CONFIRMS LINK BETWEEN RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS (RA) AND COPD by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted Fri 27 May 2011 10:24pm EULAR PRESS RELEASE London, UK, Thursday 26 May 2011: Patients with rheumatoid arthritis are two times more likely to have concurrent chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) than healthy controls – an association which was sustained even when variables such as age, gender, smoking and obesity were controlled for, a ... Read on »
Differences and Similarities Between Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis by Audrey K. Patient Expert Posted Fri 03 Oct 2008 11:31am   When I was in second and third grade I had a wonderful teacher named Mrs. Duncan, she was a favorite and for a student who thought school was the bane of her existence, that is saying a whole lot! Just before Christmas of third grade, Mrs. Duncan became very ill and spent months away from school. We suddenly grew to appreciate her so much m ... Read on »
Differences and Similarities Between Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis by Audrey K. Patient Expert Posted Mon 22 Sep 2008 10:34am   When I was in second and third grade I had a wonderful teacher named Mrs. Duncan, she was a favorite and for a student who thought school was the bane of her existence, that is saying a whole lot! Just before Christmas of third grade, Mrs. Duncan became very ill and spent months away from school. We suddenly grew to appreciate her so muc ... Read on »
Living with Lupus: Remedies to Reduce Symptoms by Melissa G. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Sat 13 Sep 2008 11:47pm What is LUPUS? Lupus is a chronic, inflammatory, autoimmune disease that affects the blood and connective tissue. There are two main types of lupus. Discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE) affects the exposed areas of the skin and sometimes the joints. Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is more serious and potentially fatal condition that ... Read on »