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Old 11-25-2002, 09:41 AM   #1
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Question forms of Lupus

hey everyone. my grandfather was diagnosed last week with retro-paratoneal fibrosis. they said it was a form of Lupus. has anyone ever heard of this? if so what are some of the treatments for it.


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Old 12-01-2002, 08:34 PM   #2
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I am going to assume you mean retroperitoneal fibrosis. It is disorder caused by an aggregation of cells (fibrous mass) in the back of the abdomen, which may block the tubes that carry urine from the kidneys to the bladder (ureters).

It also goes by other names such as Idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis; Ormond's disease.

Retroperitoneal fibrosis is caused by the proliferation (growth) of fibrous tissue in the retroperitoneum (the area of the body behind the stomach). Physicians don't know why these masses form. The disorder is rare, usually affecting people age 40 to 60, and men are twice as likely to be affected as women. The symptoms are caused by the obstruction of the ureters.
Hope this helps you out some.

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