SLE (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus) is an autoimmune condition, which affects the skin, joints, brain, kidneys, and other organs. Butterfly-shaped rashes on the cheeks, fatigue, fever, joint pain and stiffness, photosensitivity, and fingers turn white on exposure to cold or stress are the common symptoms seen in SLE.
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I am being tested for antiphospholipid syndrome. What will the treatment be?
Query: Hi doctor, Following a DVT, my hematologist sent me for a blood test and it needs to be repeated again. According to the test request form, the request is 'antiphospholipid ab blood' and clinical details are 'previous VTEs, lupus ab positive as of October last year'. I am keen to understand the im... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune condition. The condition can affect a single organ or multiple organ systems. DVT (deep vein thrombosis) in SLE is multifactorial. The most common cause is the presence of antiphospholipid antibodies. However, in s... Read Full »
Do my symptoms suggest celiac disease?
Query: Hello doctor, I have always had weird symptoms and I think I have celiac disease. I also think that the combination of all my symptoms may mean something. I was tested once for thyroid problems and once for Lyme disease because I had a big, dangerous tick-bite rash. I am 19 years old and according t... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for sharing your detailed history with us. There is a very strong possibility that you have malabsorption syndrome. There are various types of malabsorption syndromes and celiac disease is one of them. You have signs of multiple essential nutrient ... Read Full »
My partner has been diagnosed with SLE, and we plan on having a child. How could we plan for a child?
Query: Hi doctor, My partner suffers from SLE. We intend to have a baby. Is it a good idea to plan for a baby? I am concerned since my partner has SLE, and I am afraid my kid might also have it. My partner is also worried and does not want to bring a child into this world with such challenges. How could we... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Do not worry. In most cases, SLE (systemic lupus erythematosus) is not passed on to children. You may plan for a baby. Specific natural remedies, like homeopathy, can help you clear SLE. Please consult a homeopathic physician in your region a... Read Full »
My wife has urticaria. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor, My wife has been getting a rash which the doctor has termed as urticaria. What could have caused this? I feel she could be having a yeast intolerance. Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your wife has been treated for urticaria. I would keep a possibility of idiopathic urticaria/hives. It presents as sudden skin welts/swellings, which can be distributed all over the body. Itching is usually severe; however it is subjective in individuals. The c... Read Full »
How to confirm that a person is suffering from Systemic Lupus Erythematosus(SLE) ?
Query: Hi doctor, How to confirm that a person is suffering from SLE (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus)? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Get ANA test (Antinuclear antibodies) done to diagnose SLE. Though ANA is positive in other autoimmune diseases too, it is strongly positive in SLE. Once this test is found to be positive, it is correlated with signs and symptoms to confirm SLE. In case of doubt, other ... Read Full »
Can I have a low platelet count due to arthritis?
Query: Hi doctor, About a month ago, I woke up with three of my fingers popping in the knuckles and fist. I put them under cool water, and it was better. When I went to my doctor, he said it as rheumatoid arthritis and prescribed some medicine. But, those medications did not work. My blood test came back n... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems like two of your joint sites (fingers and elbow) are involved, which could happen in the different type of arthritis. Some of the arthritis can cause low platelets. Kindly please give me the following extra information. How long do you have the finger poppin... Read Full »
What causes pain and grip issues in the right hands and legs?
Query: Hello doctor, I have SLE with peripheral neuropathy. Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 1. I have seen the uploaded MRI (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) and the notes of the doctor who is treating. 2. SLE is a multisystem disease meaning that it can affect various bodily systems like joints, skin, central nervous system, and perip... Read Full »
Can a rheumatologist diagnose the cause of enlarged lymph nodes from biopsy reports?
Query: Hi doctor,I had enlarged lymph nodes on both sides of the neck. I sought a consult and had a neck dissection and biopsy. I believe I am healthy. I do not feel anything except for the enlarged lymph nodes. It was noted in the result Histiocytic Necrotizing Lymphadenitis consider:1.Kikuchi-Fujimoto2.L... Read Full »
Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the details submitted. Localized painless cervical lymphadenopathy, kikuchi's lymphadenitis, is a well-known, though uncommon idiopathic lymphadenitis. It is a self-limiting entity and will remit on its own. The close differential diagnosis i... Read Full »
What causes painless swelling in the feet?
Query: Hi doctor, A couple of months ago, my mother had fever. She had medicines, which was prescribed by her doctor. After three days of fever, she developed rashes and was hospitalized. Then, her rashes started disappearing, but she has some burning sensation on the soles of her feet. Right now, she has ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern about your mother's health. I have gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and found that her ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate) and CRP (C-reactive protein) are high. As her ESR and CRP are high, it indic... Read Full »
I am not clear with the diagnosis of my mother's condition. Please clarify.
Query: Hi doctor, Five years ago my mother was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. I think she also has rheumatoid arthritis. For the past five years, she was managing the pain with anti-inflammatory medicine, Lyrica, Mythycobal, Voltaren injections, herbal creams, etc. You can see the veins in her hands popping... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all your mother does not have rheumatoid arthritis or fibromyalgia. From her reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) I found that she has connective tissue disorder and the most possible diagnosis would be systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The ... Read Full »