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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Hunner's?: Both lupus and hunner's intersyitial cystitis are miserable diseases and unfortunately both are common. If you have taken Cyclophosphamide for your lu ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Lupus likely: Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) is the primary med used to treat lupus. It was originally used to treat malaria but it is not currently. You may certai ... Read More
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Dr. Douglas Mund
45 years experience Rheumatology
Very possible: With the limited information given the diagnosis of lupus is strongly suggested .This is base on a positive ANA low complement levels and low white bl ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Ruditser
8 years experience Internal Medicine
Hypothyroidism: An elevated TSH and normal FT4 is possibly due to subclinical hypothyroidism. What type of symptoms are you having exactly? Your doctor should check ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Immuno-suppressants: Lupus is treated with immuno-suppressant medications, by rheumatology doctors, to block a patient's abnormal auto-immune reactions.
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Mund
45 years experience Rheumatology
Varied therapies: It depends on what manifestations of disease you have . Treatments may include anti inflammatory medications, steroids and many other treatments. Th ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
Complicated: If you have lupus, you should see a doctor specializing in careof that disease. The specialist here would be a rheumatologist. You may have a pcp wh ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: There are 11 diagnostic criteria for lupus. Google them.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
It depends: The symptoms of a lupus flare depend on the exact organ systems involved and the extent of the involvement.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
32 years experience Rheumatology
MANY ANSWERS: This is a question that really requires an evaluation by a rheumatologist. The treatment of lupus depends on the patient's symptoms, physical findings ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
11 criteria: There are 11 diagnostic criteria for systemic lupus including joint pain, characteristic rash, hair loss, raynauds, seizures, kidney inflammation, ple ... Read More
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