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Hi there Is it possible for...
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Is it possible for a UTI to 'kickstart' another Autoimmune condition?
I have lichen planus, had a UTI a few weeks ago and now having aches in my hips and groin.Is it possible the UTI kicked off another Autoimmune like Rheumatoid arthritis or lupus?Also, i was tested as low for Vitamin D.
Can a UTI deplete my stores of Vitamin D, or would this have been something I have had for a while?Thanks
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It is unlikely that a UTI has started a auto immune process like rheumatoid arthritis. Also the UTI is highly unlikely to have depleted your vitamin D stores. Sometime after a urinary tract infection a person can develop a reactive arthritis . This is something which needs to b ruled out

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Thank you so much for your reply. This does give me comfort and I will discuss with my Doctor :)

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