Fieldsend36

Connection of autoimmune diseases

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I inherited keloid skin problems as a child from my father, then in my 50s I developed dermal morphea on my legs, then in late 60s I had a rare ovarian cancer, which could have been lethal, had I not had a good general practitioner. Then now at 80 I have developed another, quite rare lichen sclerosus; my body seems to have autoimmune problems.

 

Any ideas why?

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Hi Fieldsend36,

 

Welcome to these forums and I'm sorry to hear that you've had such a plethora of autoimmune conditions.

 

Unfortunately, it does seem to be that having had one autoimmune disease, our bodies do seem to be prone to developing others. I've included a link to our medical pages on Autoimmunity and Lichen sclerosus, which I hope you'll find interesting and helpful.

 

We do recommend that our members do consult a listed scleroderma expert, as this complex disease does require specialist knowledge and expertise. Sometimes UVA1 treatment can be successful for lichen sclerosus, so I would suggest that perhaps you contact your scleroderma expert to see if it they will recommend it for you.

 

Kind regards,


Jo Frowde

ISN Assistant Webmaster

SD World Webmaster

ISN Sclero Forums Manager

ISN News Manager

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International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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