Number responding = 28 / percent responding = 20% of total respondents (143).
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2. Comments for Autoimmune disorders:
Thyroid problems run in family in the women. My mother has had both underactive and overactive and a goiter.
Not sure if this applies here, but in case I forget..... I was 13 when I first became ill with Lupus.... had been out collecting sap with an uncle and cousins and came down with an awful case of strep throat... that turned into chest pains, etc.. eventually went to the school nurse who took my temp (after strep cleared up) she called my mom to take me to hospital, who in turn did an X-ray of my heart which was enlarged to 2X normal size - years later did they finally diagnose Lupus. This was all around a year or so before first signs of PRS showed up - the discoloration near chin - in fact, I first asked my Lupus Dr. about it. He said he didn't know what it was.... hmmm??
Eczema? Not sure if it's autoimmune or not.
I have had Lichen Planus for over 25 / 30 years. I am asymptomatic, but since it is a pre-cancerous condition, as recommended by my dentist, I now see a specialist at the University of Pennsylvania every 6 months just to keep a check.
I believe that PRS is an autoimmune disorder.
I have seen an autoimmue specialist and she has done extensive testing for autoimminue disorders. The results have shown that I do test positive for autoimmune disorders. I have Lucopenia (a chronic low white count) and other autoimmue disorders.
My blood tests are also positive for scleroderma, and I had Herpes Zoster just before the onset of the Romberg's symptoms.
alopecia areata, eczema, sinus canal problems
Number responding = 11 / percent responding = 8% of total respondents (143).
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