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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
Autoimmune: Systemic lupus erythematosus is an auto immune illness. This means people have a immume response against themselves and their own tissues. The hallmar ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
No cure but ...: Lupus cannot be cured but the symptoms can often be controlled. In the 1950s, 60% of lupus patients died within five years. Now, more than 90% survive ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
48 years experience Rheumatology
Positive ANA and...: Positive ANA and a positive double stranded dna antibody titer of significance. This coupled with clinical criteria is the least required for diagno ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Autoimmune disease: A disease in which your body makes antibodies against your own cells. These antibodies cause destruction and inflammation which produce a wide variet ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Systemic lupus/teens: Yes it can appear in teens.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
Many: People with lupus may have joint pain, skin rashes, chest pain, heart probelms, hair loss, fingers changing color in the cold, rash in the sunshine ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
48 years experience Rheumatology
See rheumatologist: It is critical to see a rheumatologist, who can determine if it is lupus, if it actually compromises your health, what body systems are affected and i ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Cutaneous lupus: Tumid lupus is a rare variant of cutaneous lupus characterized by pink to purple non-scarring plaque-like skin lesions.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David True
24 years experience Rheumatology
Mysterious lupus: It is not known what causes lupus erythematosus. Referring to antiquity, lupus was used to describe several different rashes. It could be autoimmune ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
48 years experience Rheumatology
Relatively rare: Relatively rare, although it can be produced by some medications.
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