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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Kier
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: No causal relationship exists between the two conditions.
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
No: Lupus is not related to Alpha or beta thalassemias. The thalassemias cause "intrinsic" anemia, meaning the anemia is due to a problem inside the red b ... Read More

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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amandeep Kaur
10 years experience Family Medicine
Acne: You seem quite worried. Hopefully lupus testing was negative. Your issues of acne and itching are easily treatable but we need to know more informatio ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
51 years experience Rheumatology
Sure: You have to remember there is a lot of competition for labs doing tests. If one lab can do a test cheaper than another, you have every right to use i ... Read More
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Why so cynical?: A lupus panel consists of tests for several autoantibodies that can be seen in lupus and also in other connective tissue disorders. In the proper clin ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Like most things: It depends on the degree. Mild bruising no biggie. Moderate bruising common on prednisone. Severe bruising would bring in possibility of low platel ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: Prednisone is a very potent antiinflammatory and stopping it could cause the underlying lupus to flare.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
No need: Your AST is barely elevated and given your health state, I would not worry about the AST level. Let your doctor decide if and when to retest.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
18 years experience Infectious Disease
High Complex questn: Your diagnoses of dyes autonomia could cause your symptom, but having lupus means you may also be on medications that alter your immune system- this ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
See details: There numerous causes of facial rash and lupus is actually one of the least common. See a dermatologist.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
48 years experience Rheumatology
5% false negatives!: Five percent of the population has false negative anas, anas without a disease. Lupus is very mildly herditable, and it is much more likely that you w ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
23 years experience Family Medicine
Chronic gastritis: Lupus is a possibility if no other cause found. It's an autoimmune disorder and there are causes of autoimmune gastritis causing acid producing cells ... Read More

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