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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Mintz
66 years experience Geriatrics
Lupus is a: Lifetime diagnosis.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: You have a chalazion, period.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience Rheumatology
See below: Not typically---other conditions can do this---see a doctor for an evaluation.
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
43 years experience Family Medicine
Maybe: A redness and inflamation response is usual on the area around the nose and under eyes.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Not syphilis: Almost certainly you do not have syphilis and never did. Usually no cars can be found for false positive syphilis test results. Lupus might be possibl ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need more info: One or two issues are not sufficient for a diagnosis of lupus. Visit this site for diagnostic criteria for lupus and then discuss the matter with your ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Not enough info: What specific tests were positive/ was it just the ana? Without a complete history and exam and a complete battery of autoantibody tests it is impossi ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Not enough data: The diagnosis of luppus is made on the basis of clinical signs and symptoms confirmed by specific lab tests including the dna antibody. This antibody ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Probably not: With the longish ptt, you may end up getting assayed for the paradoxically-named 'lupus anticoagulant'.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gaston Moran Celayes
25 years experience Internal Medicine
No: To diagnose sle there are several criteria (at least 4 of them) that the patient must meet. C3 complement and CPK are not included in those criteria.

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