Will I get lupus if my sister has it?
Lupus also often runs in families. So if your parent, brother, or sister has lupus, you’re a bit more likely (just between 1% and 5%) to get it than someone who doesn’t have it in their family. Certain ethnic groups share common genes that may make them more likely to get lupus.
What is the sister disease to lupus?
Sjogren’s syndrome is a relatively common disease, although often under-diagnosed. Sjogren’s syndrome can occur alone or in association with other autoimmune diseases, most commonly lupus and rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
What autoimmune diseases are in the lupus family?
Common diseases that overlap with lupus
- Autoimmune thyroid disease.
- Celiac disease.
- Myasthenia gravis.
- Antiphospholipid syndrome.
- Rheumatoid arthritis.
Can lupus cause other autoimmune diseases?
In 78 percent of those with studied, lupus develops first and in 23 percent another autoimmune develops first. Sjogren’s syndrome and rheumatoid arthritis are the two most common additional autoimmune diseases diagnosed in people with lupus.
How is systemic lupus erythematosus ( SLE ) different from Cle?
SLE can cause inflammation of multiple organs or organ systems in the body, either acutely or chronically. In contrast, cutaneous lupus (CLE), is limited to the skin, although in some patients, it may eventually progress to SLE. Drug-induced lupus can be caused by certain prescription medications.
How many lupus patients have anti phospholipid syndrome?
Almost ten percent of lupus patients may have antiphospholipid syndrome. This is a complex syndrome especially related to blood clots, but with many other features. About 50% of lupus patients may have antibodies that are associated with the anti-phospholipid syndrome, but don’t have the syndrome itself.
Can a person with lupus have low complement levels?
Some types of lupus, such as brain disease, do not cause low complement levels. Low complement levels are not specific for lupus and may be seen in other immune illnesses and severe infections. About 10% of lupus patients are born with abnormal complement components, especially C4, so their tests are always abnormal.
What are the symptoms of systemic lupus erythematosus?
Lupus shares symptoms with other diseases, which can make it difficult to diagnose. The most common symptoms include: Read more about lupus symptoms. Below is a brief description of some of the more serious complications of systemic lupus erythematosus involving major organ systems.