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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. James DuRant
11 years experience Pediatrics
If you take steroids: If you are taking steroids for a prolonged period that can set you up for thrush.
Dr. Tracy Lovell
21 years experience Rheumatology
Not unless: Not unless you are on immunosuppressive medication.

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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
See details: Options really depend on the severity of the underlying disease. Methotrexate, Imuran and Benlysta (belimumab) are all possible options.
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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
48 years experience Rheumatology
Depends: Alternatives depends on allergies, but did rash occur from sun exposure - Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) is a sun-sensitizer. Sulfasalazine is a cons ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
25 years experience Rheumatology
It's hard to say: Clearly you have symptoms that are affecting your quality of life. Although fatigue and joint pain can be associated with an autoimmune disease like ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: It occurs in about 1 in 700 Caucasian women and 1 in 300 African American women.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
Genetic 2/3 envr 1/3: There are genetic forces in about 2/3 of people and environmental factors in1/3.
A male asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
No: Lupus in all its various presentations is treatable but it is not curable nor reversible. In some cases, lupus may go into remission but if it does go ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Somewhat hereditary?: Sle (lupus) is an auto-immune disorder in which a person's immune system is reacting strongly against parts of his own body. The inflammation from the ... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Fehr
45 years experience Emergency Medicine
Lupus: Systemic lupus is an autoimmune condition which is best dealt with a rheumatologist or an oncolologist. This can be a very serious problem and i recco ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
See details: There are 11 diagnostic criteria for lupus. Google them.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Mckenna
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Multiple factors: The diagnosis of lupus is made based on a constellation of clinical and laboratory criteria. That is there are a number of pre-determined symptoms, p ... Read More
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