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Discussion in 'General ME/CFS Discussion' started by jpcv, Apr 9, 2018.

  1. jpcv

    jpcv Senior Member

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    My brother has developed an auto imune skin disease called subcorneal pustular dermatoses, a blistering disease carachterized by IgA auto antibodies against antigens of the epidermis.
    I have ME and a high ANA titer and now he develops a auto imune condition.
    Very inetersting...
     
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    maybe some day Senior Member

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    Is it sucessfully treatable?
     
  3. jpcv

    jpcv Senior Member

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    Yes, mainly with Dapsone or corticosteroids.
     
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    Dmitri Senior Member

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    I have a moderate ANA of 1:160 and family members with autoimmune disease. This is where occam's razor suggests an autoimmune cause. Do your tests for lupus, sjogren's, scleroderma etc. come back negative?
     
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    jpcv Senior Member

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    Well, my ANA was 1:160, now it´s 1:320
    All my other tests(ENA) are negative, as well as thyroid auto antibodies
     
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    Kind of off topic but do they still treat most auto immune diseases with corticosteroids? To me i would feel that would put people at risk for a lot of infections to take hold stronger.
     
  7. jpcv

    jpcv Senior Member

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    It depends on the disease, there are better drugs now.
     
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    I've had fluctuating ANA levels and brother and grandmother both with autoimmune illnesses
     
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