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Overlap Diseases

Mixed Connective Tissue Disease: MCTD Explained

Contents: What is a connective tissue disease? What is MCTD? What are some signs and symptoms of MCTD? How is it diagnosed? What is the cause of MCTD and can it be prevented? How is mixed connective tissue disease treated? In Conclusion   There are many confusing terms in the world of autoimmune diseases like lupus….

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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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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Contents: What is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? What are the symptoms of CFS? How is CFS diagnosed? Causes Treatment Living with CFS The cycles of CFS Preparing for a doctor’s visit In Conclusion   What is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), is a debilitating and very complex disorder characterized by extreme fatigue. This type…

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Sjogren's Syndrome

Sjogren’s Syndrome: What you need to know

Contents: What is Sjögren’s syndrome? Who develops Sjögren’s? How are lupus and Sjögren’s related? What causes Sjögren’s? What are the Signs and Symptoms? How is it diagnosed? How is it treated? What kind of doctor do I need? How do I cope with a diagnosis?   What is Sjögren’s syndrome? Sjögren’s (pronounced SHOW-grin’s) is a…

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