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Do I have lupus

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Goren
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
No : There is no such association.

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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Mintz
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Lupus is a: Lifetime diagnosis.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Rheumatology 21 years experience
See below: Not typically---other conditions can do this---see a doctor for an evaluation.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Maybe: A redness and inflamation response is usual on the area around the nose and under eyes.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
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 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
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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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Probably not: With the longish ptt, you may end up getting assayed for the paradoxically-named 'lupus anticoagulant'.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gaston Moran Celayes
Dr. Gaston Moran Celayesanswered
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
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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