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Autoimmune Disease by Noman Khan Posted Tue 23 Jun 2009 6:54pm Definition Autoimmune disorders are conditions in which a person's immune system attacks the body's own cells, causing tissue destruction. Description Autoimmunity is accepted as the cause of a wide range of disorders, and it is suspected to be responsible for many more. Autoimmune diseases are classified as either general, in which the ... Read on »
How Is Lupus Diagnosed? by Carla U. Patient Expert Posted Wed 29 May 2013 9:36am Lupus is diagnosed using a combination of symptoms and lab tests. Your medical history and that of your family's may also be taken into account. There is no one specific "lupus test." Here are some classic symptoms extreme fatigue (tiredness) headaches painful or swollen joints fever anemia (low numbers of red blood cel ... 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 »
What Are These Labs For? by Dr. Marybeth Crane Facebook Posted Mon 11 Jan 2010 9:47am You go into your podiatrist office to have your foot problem evaluated and you walk out with a lab form for some tests. Why do you need them and what do they mean? Well, laboratory tests are an important tool to help us evaluate your health. Diabetics, people with swollen joints, people with foot pain symptoms that are unusual, people going ... Read on »
Simon Baron-Cohen and Autism - 70 Years Later and Psychiatry Still Gets It Wrong by Kim S. Patient Expert Posted Thu 01 Aug 2013 12:00am By Teresa Conrick It's been 70 years since Dr. Leo Kanner first diagnosed those original eleven children as having inborn autistic disturbance of affective contact. "We must, then, assume that these children have come into the world with innate inability to form the usual, biologically provided affective contact with people, j ... Read on »
Diagnosing Lupus and Lupus Tests by Molly Patient Expert Posted Wed 23 Jan 2013 1:23pm Do you think you may have lupus? If you have shown several of the signs for lupus, you and your physician may now take the next step in determining if it is lupus or another auto-immune disease.  In order to make such a diagnosis, the individual must first show clinical evidence of a multi-symptom disease (i.e., the individual has shown abno ... Read on »
High Ischemia-Modified Albumin Concentration Reflects Oxidative Stress But Not Myocardial Involvement in Systemic Sclerosis by Jan Posted Fri 11 Sep 2009 4:56pm By Didier Borderie and Colleague Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a connective tissue disease characterized by widespread vascular lesions and fibrosis of the skin and internal organs. In SSc, vasospasm causes frequent episodes of reperfusion injury and free-radical-mediated endothelial disruption. Primary myocardial involvement is far more comm ... Read on »
Rheumatoid Arthritis: An Expert Approach by Dave W Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted Fri 11 Nov 2011 12:35pm Rheumatoid arthritisInflammation of one or more joints of the body. is a common autoimmuneAny condition caused by the body’s immune response against its own tissues. condition resulting in progressiveContinuously increasing in extent or severity. joint damage. This article will be of h ... Read on »
What is Rheumatoid Arthritis? by ArthritisReliever .. Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 1:49pm 1 Comment ANNOUNCER: More than two million people have been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in the United States. STEVEN ABRAMSON, MD: It's one of the autoimmune diseases, which means the body attacks its own tissues. In this case, the tissues are the tissues that surround the joints, and initially it can cause swelling and stiffness. But with time, t ... Read on »
A Quick Glance at the Tests Used for Rheumatoid Arthritis Diagnosis by Audrey K. Patient Expert Posted Thu 16 Oct 2008 7:20am When I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis in 2005, I had one blood test performed and some x-rays ordered, and at the time that was my extent of knowledge to the range of possibilities in diagnosing the disease. Learning more about RA caused me to look into the tests that are beneficial in proper diagnosis, and in turn, understanding what th ... Read on »