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If I have a mild case of rocky mountain fever can it be cured with heavy duty antibotics?

By Anonymous September 21, 2011 - 9:24pm
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My sister just called and before she left for a bussiness trip she went into her doctor for test to see what was causing a rash she had on her arm and chest and they called her and told her she did have rocky mountain fever and that she showed markers for lumpus and as soon as she gets back there on Tues. to come in for more test. They gave her a stronger antiboitic 1200 something that started with a t, I lost my telephone communications and my question is if she does have a mild case of lupus can she be cured or what can she do to handle the disease . I, nor she, is familiar with lupus. What can you tell me. Iam going to meet with her in W.V. Friday,and I pray it is not lupus. She has a high stress job. Thanks , a very concerned sister.My sister is 49 years old.

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Hi Anon,

Rocky Mountain spotted fever is a tick-borne bacterial disease that affects the cells in the lining of your blood vessels, making the vessels leak. This can eventually cause serious damage to internal organs, particularly the kidneys. Rocky Mountain spotted fever responds well to prompt treatment with antibiotics.

Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease that occurs when your body's immune system attacks your own tissues and organs. Inflammation caused by lupus can affect many different body systems, including your joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, heart and lungs. With treatment, most people with lupus can lead active lives.

Please visit our Lupus page: https://www.empowher.com/condition/lupus
and read through the causes, symptoms, and treatments for Lupus.

Try not to worry, she is only being tested for Lupus-- just because she showed some markers that could indicate that she may have lupus, doesn't mean she does.

Wishing you the best,


September 22, 2011 - 6:09am
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