Overlap Diseases

Lupus and Scleroderma

Scleroderma is the most common “overlap disease” for those living with lupus – up to 20%.  Learn about the complexities of scleroderma including its symptoms, possible complications and the most common ways to manage this autoimmune disease. Introduction Types of Scleroderma Symptoms of Scleroderma Causes of Scleroderma Scleroderma as an Overlap of Lupus Diagnosing Scleroderma…

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Lupus Overlap Diseases and Overlap Syndrome

As an individual with lupus, you may find yourself managing additional autoimmune and connective tissue diseases. This article provides a brief overview of these conditions collectively known as lupus overlap diseases and overlap syndrome. Introduction Rheumatoid Arthritis Sjögren’s Syndrome Raynaud’s Phenomenon Scleroderma Mixed Connective Tissue Disease Overlap Syndrome In Conclusion Introduction Several autoimmune, rheumatic and…

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Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) and Lupus

This article examines the relationship between the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and the development of lupus. Introduction Who is at risk, and what causes EBV? What are the Symptoms of EBV? How is EBV diagnosed and treated? What is the relationship between EBV and lupus? In Conclusion   Introduction Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is a relatively common…

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Lupus Overlap Diseases: What are Some Common Diseases Associated with Lupus?

  Lupus Overlap Diseases: What are Some Common Diseases Associated with Lupus?             Contents: What are lupus overlap diseases? Scleroderma Rheumatoid Arthritis Mixed Connective Tissue Disease Raynaud’s Syndrome Sjogren’s Syndrome Things to Note with Lupus Overlap Diseases What are lupus overlap diseases? Some lupus (SLE) patients have been told by one physician that they have…

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Antiphospholipid Syndrome (Also known as Lupus Anticoagulants or Hughes Syndrome)

Contents: What is antiphospholipid syndrome? Are there any alternate names for APS? What are the signs and symptoms of antiphospholipid syndrome? When should I see a doctor? How are you tested for antiphospholipid syndrome? What causes APS? What is the treatment for APS? Can I do anything to prevent the development of antiphospholipid syndrome? In…

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myositis

Myositis

Contents: What is myositis? What are the signs and symptoms? How is it diagnosed? How is it treated? What causes myositis? Who gets myositis? What is the prognosis for someone with myositis? What research is being done? What is Myositis? To understand myositis, we need to understand the definition of a myopathy. A myopathy is defined as…

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