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I am answering this almost two years after it was asked, but I hope an answer can still be useful! Hashimoto’s Disease You are correct that Hashimoto’s disease (also known as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis) is the most common cause of hypothyroidism in those aged over six. In younger children hypothyroidism is most often congenital. So yes, you almost certainly ...


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Your question is difficult to answer (but still interesting) because lupus is a highly heterogeneous condition which can present various symptoms and organ involvement. Choice of therapy will be tailored on the patient symptoms and his disease activity and severity. Here a broad overview of the current management strategies of lupus: The most frequent used ...


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Studies have shown that arthritis (joint inflammation) and arthralgias (joint pain) are reported in up to 95 percent of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). There is currently no evidence for the use of collagen supplements in lupus patients. Actually, some decades ago, these supplements have been suggested in patients with osteoarthritis. The ...


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When you browse through Pubmed, there are two articles which provide some insights for your question: Shah U, Mandl L, Mertelsmann-Voss C, et al. Systemic lupus erythematosus is not a risk factor for poor outcomes after total hip and total knee arthroplasty. Lupus. 2015;24(9):900-908. doi:10.1177/0961203314566635. 1 They have done a case-control study ...


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Very interesting question. Thank you. The pathophysiology of photosensibility in lupus patients is related to the effect of ultraviolet radiation (UVR) on cells of the immune system. UVR stimulates lymphocytes recruitment and antibody-mediated cytotoxicity, which are involved in the pathogenesis of lupus. The mechanisms by which ultraviolet-A (UVA) (320–...


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Your doctor may use the term "possible lupus" if you meet part, but not all of the diagnostic criteria for lupus [1]. I'm assuming in the remainder of this post that you do not meet criteria for "probable" lupus (>= 4 criteria including 1 clinical and 1 immunologic criteria). A positive ANA is considered 1 immunologic criteria for the diagnosis of lupus. ...


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Although the etiology is unknown, we have a bit of an idea of its pathophysiology Etiology of RA is unknown. Although the impact of genetic factors is obvious, the genetic basis is not sufficient to explain the triggering of the immune insult. - pubmed - ncbi As you have mentioned, the circadian rhythm of cytokines has something to do with the classical ...


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It is possible that hearing loss can be caused by cold water. Several different different types of benign growths can cause loss of hearing because they may block the ear canal. One of these types of growths are exotoses in the ear canal (aka Surfer's ear). Surfer's ear is caused by exposure to cold air or cold water. Odds are that frequent cold showers won'...


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