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mixed connective tissue disease and life expectancy

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This seems to be the place to be when it comes to rare diseases! I was wondering if there were any folks here who know something about mixed connective tissue disease. It's VERY rare, so I think most people have never heard of it! If you have, please tell me what the life expectancy is for people...

by User avatar garrik981133702

life expectancy for friedreich's ataxia

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As far as I know friedreich's ataxia is a progressive disease with no treatment. Therefore, friedreich's ataxia must be fatal. Is this the case? Can anyone tell me more about the life expectancy of friedreich's ataxia patients? What is the prognosis? How do symptoms progress? Thank you for your...

by User avatar paulo1261166055

Guillain barre syndrome and memory loss long term and short term at times

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Guillain Barre Syndrome with Memory Loss long term and short term at times. My husband Chris went misdiagnosed for a month his sympthoms started differently. He had a nasty ear infection which we believe started this hot mess. July 30,2012 he woke up with slurring speech and memory loss long term....

by User avatar kpowell39320819

RSD Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy - Is it an Auto Immune Disease?

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I have had RSD now since May of 2000' & have looked through just about everything but I just can't quite seem to lay my hands on a definitive YES that RSD is an Auto Immue Disease .. Could someone lay this to rest please? I will certainly appreciate it Eternally!

by User avatar Linda LaP129822

Graves' Disease

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I wanted to find out how many of the members of the boards here have Graves' Disease. I was diagnosed in 2004, and only recently went into remission.

by User avatar ImmortalOne19114

vasculitis and vertigo

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Hi everyone! I’m new here. I am in the process of researching links between vasculitis and other diseases and symptoms. If you could contribute to my research, that would be great. Right now, I would like to hear from people who have been diagnosed with vasculitis and are also experiencing...

by User avatar lodovico778202443

polymyositis death

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Hello. My friend has been diagnosed with polymyositis. I know that this is an autoimmune disease. Immune cells attack fibber and muscle cells. The main symptom is muscle weakness. I would like to know if death is possible due to this disease. I have read somewhere about 50% mortality in 10 year...

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lupus and genital herpes

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I have lupus. I know that this leaves me more vulnerable to all kinds of conditions, but judging by the symptoms (I think we all know what herpes looks like) I have now got genital herpes. I really need this to go away. It makes me feel dirty, though I know the the HPV virus can spread easily from...

by User avatar marieann1994138676

dermatomyositis and weight control

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Is there a direct relationship between weight problems and dermatomyositis

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sjogrens in men

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It would seem to me that apart from the obvious differences between men and women, most of the symptoms and problems of the Sjorgen’s syndrome are the same. I have heard this figure of only one in ten Sjorgen’s suffers are men, and I also heard that men seem to suffer more. It is weird to me,...

by User avatar Guest