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    Old 08-03-2005, 08:25 PM   #1
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    lupus related to 5ths disease?

    i had fifths disease 4 summers ago, and now am showing signs of lupus or Connective tissue disease, could there be a connection? any info helpful. i'm new at this

     
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    Old 08-04-2005, 09:38 AM   #2
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    Re: lupus related to 5ths disease?

    I too, had Fifth's Disease - about 6 years ago. I caught it from my children. I have since been diagnosed with lupus. I also wonder if there is a connection, but I did mention it to my rheumy who found it very interesting.

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    Old 08-08-2005, 12:07 PM   #3
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    Re: lupus related to 5ths disease?

    Hard to believe, but on the night of Aug. 3rd I was looking for posts that had a Lupus-parvovirus connection.
    In March of 2005 I got a very nasty, itchy, persistant rash that took serveral weeks of prednisone to clear. My doctor took lots of blood and from that they found out that I had a thyroid problem (ok now with small dose of sythroid), positive ANA and also positive for 5ths. (My 6 yr old had a case of it early in March.) My last appt with my Rheumatoligist was in June. I still tested positive for 5ths. I go back on the 19th. Weird thing is that I really started to feel crummy last fall and was experiencing some slight rashes on my neck and on my legs. I was very fatigued and it only got worse in the winter. It is still a problem for me now but my Dr. started me on Plaquenill in June so I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
    Hope you're feeling better.

     
    Old 08-08-2005, 12:50 PM   #4
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    Re: lupus related to 5ths disease?

    My dr. does feel there is a parvo-like virus affiliated with lupus. Fifth's disease is difficult to detect from a lupus flare, as it involves a good deal of fatigue and significant joint pain (only in adults, not children). I definitely get relief from the Plaquenil, I hope you do also.


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