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Why do some General Practioners not consider Fibromyalgia as a genuine, real auto-immune disorder?

Medicine, more than almost any other discipline, requires continuing education through the entire career. It changes rapidly, and whatever a doctor was taught 20 years ago in med school, or even 10 ...
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Positive ANA test suggestive of Lupus/SLE, but is 1:160 still ambiguous?

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 "...
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Does hydroxychloroquine make tardive dyskinesia worse?

The paper you reference postulates that this occurs in patients who have malaria Another hypothesis is that the fever associated with malaria may directly decrease brain amines (norepinephrine, ...
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Can we slow the advancement of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) with immunosuppressants?

In treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, the following immunosuppressants, which are already in use, inhibit cytokines: Non-biologic DMARDs (Disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs): methotrexate, ...
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