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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Kier
51 years experience Rheumatology
Not generally: Pulmonary involvement in sle is generally manifested as pleural effusions(fluid around the lung) and pneumonitis. These would generally result in an ... Read More
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Dr. Kenneth Smith
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Cough: Cough not a common sx of lupus. Look to other causes.

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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
37 years experience Rheumatology
See your rheumatolog: There are several sle related possibilities and numerous other causes for your sob. I would normally recommend a high resolution ct of the chest to l ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Del Valle
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SLE can atrack any : Organ. Pleuritis is the most common pulmonary manifestation in sle. Parenchymal disease is less frequent but more serious, like acute pneumonitis, int ... Read More
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Dr. John Chiu
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57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Same as others: It is diagnosed by chest x-ray, ct along with the history. Some pneumonitis cases are like everyone else's but if it is indeed caused by lupus, aggre ... Read More
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Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
52 years experience Rheumatology
Lupus pneumonitis: Pneumoniitis isvinflammation with in the lung itself . It is not uncommon in lupus patients. It can be caused by auto immune basis and also by viruses ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Covered it: I guess you covered it! you should have regular check ups with your doctors to monitor your tests over time and if you develop new unusual symptoms do ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Covered it: I guess you covered it! you should have regular check ups with your doctors to monitor your tests over time and if you develop new unusual symptoms do ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
47 years experience Radiology
No: Rib fractures can result from bouts of coughing or even heavy lifting. Given that you seem to have a history of chest problems i wouldn't devote any ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Boris Aronzon
24 years experience Anesthesiology
No: Sounds like you have anatomical variation. Your physician is the best guide. If you are not satisfied look for 2nd opinion.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
22 years experience Medical Oncology
Your WBC is high: A WBC of 18 is high. This could mean bacterial or viral infection or inflammation, or maybe you are taking Prednisone for your lupus. Prednisone or o ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
White count high: With the high white count we would think of the steroid therapy or an infection. People with lupus usually have a low white count. With your smoking ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
21 years experience Rheumatology
See below: If your ct scan of chest was read as normal, it is highly unlikely that you have interstitial lung disease.
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