Category Archives: Autoimmune Disorders

Pain in Extremities With Rash and Eosinophilia H/O Alcoholism

Pain in Extremities With Rash and Eosinophilia H/O Alcoholism Q; I’m inquiring about my mother’s medical issues. She is 56 years old. She had struggled with alcoholism recently, and was hospitalized a few times from complications. She has been sober for approximately 8-9 months. The doctors said that her liver and blood tests show that […]

Adult Onset Still’s Disease and Breast Feeding

Adult Onset Still’s Disease and Breast Feeding Q: How can I control my Still’s Disease flares up symptoms, while breastfeeding my 3 1/2 weeks old daughter? Symptoms include joint pain in hips, hands, wrists, knees, ankles, elbows, back, and shoulders. These are accompanied by mild fevers with temperature of 99.8 F and fatigue. I get […]

Joint Pain in Hands

Joint Pain in Hands Pain in various joints of the hand may be due to different reasons. One possibility is rheumatoid arthritis (RA), which is an autoimmune disorder affecting various joints, especially hand joints. This disease is an inflammatory response of the body against its own self. The synovial lining of the joint gets affected, […]

Chronic Vasculitis

Chronic Vasculitis Vasculitis is a general term for a group of diseases that involve inflammation of blood vessels. The inside of the walls of blood vessels get inflamed. Blood vessels of all sizes may be affected, from the largest vessel in the body to the smallest blood vessels in the skin. The size of blood […]