Understanding Lupus (Systemic Lupus Erythematous) Takeia Foxx December 4th, 2012 EDU 100 Ms. O Lupus also called Systemic Lupus Erythematous, or SLE may not have a cure, but it’s a highly treatable condition. People who are affected by Lupus go through many complications on an everyday basis. Not only, do the patients feel pain and the family suffer as well. Lupus can be very detrimental to one’s health. Lupus medications can help lower long-term risk and keep symptoms under control.
This fusion turns into a large lesion causing erythema, which is superficial reddening of the skin, pruritis a severe itching of the skin and non pitting edema ( swelling in certain parts of the body) pain is rarely experienced. In the long run this forms into a deep crater with a crusted, blue-black central eschar. If this goes untreated symptoms remain for 2 weeks; the eschar will then loosen and fall off, granulation tissue will then form a scar. Systemic accompanying symptoms include low-grade fever, malaise, and occasionally lynphadenopathy, that is a disease that affects the lymph nodes. Inhaled anthrax spores produce nonspecific symptoms after about 1- to 5-day incubation period.
It is the most common melanoma in African-Americans and Asians, and the least common among Caucasians. Nodular melanoma is usually invasive at the time it is first diagnosed. The malignancy is recognized when it becomes a bump. It is usually black, but occasionally is blue, gray, white, brown, tan, red or skin tone. This is the most aggressive of the melanomas, and is found in 10 to 15 percent of cases.
C. difficile illness usually develops during or shortly after a course of antibiotics. But signs and symptoms may not appear for weeks or even months afterward. The most common symptoms of mild to moderate C. difficile disease are, watery diarrhea 10 - 15 times a day and mild abdominal cramoing and tenderness. In more severe cases, C. difficile causes the colon to become inflamed (colitis) or to form patches of raw tissue that can bleed or produce pus ( pseudomembranous colitis). Signs and symptoms of severe infection include, watery diarrhea 10 - 15 times a day, abdominal cramping and pain which may be severe, fever, blood or pus in stool, nausea, dehydration, loss of appetite, and weight loss.
This causes muscles to become small and weak, and usually results in paralysis. In all reality half of the people with ALS live three years after they find out they have it. Living with the disease is physically difficult, but people can still think clearly, and communication can sometimes be difficult. While the disease affects the spinal cord, brain, and nerves, people can handle it for a short or long period of time. Ten percent of people will survive more than ten years.
Young adult Crohn’s disease is a serious, chronic disease affecting the digestive System. The disease is long term and persistent, usually lifelong. Chrohn’s disease causes inflammation, most often in the small intestine. The infected area becomes red and inflamed, leading to ulcers and bleeding. Chrohn’s disease can appear at any age, but is most dangerous in adults in their 20’s and 30’s.
The course of the disease is shorter however death is inevitable. Death generally occurs before age 15. Adult-Onset TSD is the mildest form of tay-sachs with symptoms appearing in adulthood. Affected individuals usually don’t lose vision or hearing. Although, they may suffer from problems with mental abilities such as memory and comprehension.
Some children develop pebbly or ivory colored skin lesions on the upper arms, legs and back. The degree of advancement is different in each individual, and the range is very broad in the types and severity of symptoms (National MPS Society, 2014). The extent of mental retardation and life expectancy are two of the highest concerns related to Hunter Syndrome. Those with the disease that are not mentally retarded have lived into their 20’s and 30’s. Reports show some have lived to be sixty.
At the time there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease. The average life expectancy of a person with the disease is around 8 to 10 years. In very rare causes some people have been known to live up to 20 years with the disease. How long a person with Alzheimer’s is determined by how severe the case is. If it is only a mild cause the person affected by the disease is more likely to live longer.
The reaction could occur anytime from only a few minutes after eating the food to up to several hours later. Some of the more mild symptoms of an allergic reaction could be hives, eczema, redness of the skin, itchy mouth or ear canal, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, nasal congestion, a runny nose, sneezing, a dry cough, an odd taste in mouth, or uterine