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Dr. Hasan Khondker
12 years experience in Internal Medicine
Possibly: this is one of the many blood tests used to diagnose lupus..you should consult your rheumatologist to have them run a full battery of tests

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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience in Rheumatology
See below: Go the lupus foundation of america's website to find a support group for lupus patients near you. I think you would find this beneficial and you woul ... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chukwuma Onyeije
Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Autoimmune disease: Everyone’s body has an immune system which is intended to fight infection. Autoimmune disorders occur when someone’s immune system attacks their bodie ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leila Wing
13 years experience in Internal Medicine
Autoimmune disease: Lupus (or sle or systemic lupus erythematosus) is an autoimmune disease that can cause many symptoms including joint pains, kidney disease, rashes, bl ... Read More
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A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amanda Xi
Dr. Amanda Xi answered
5 years experience in General Practice
Inflammatory disease: Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease [instead of your body fighting germs or bacteria, it starts to attack healthy cells] with unknown cause.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience in Rheumatology
An autoimmune diseas: Lupus is an autoimmune disease where your immune systems turns on itself and starts attacking your body. There are four types: systemic, subacute cuta ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Autoimmune: Lupus erythematosus is one of the autoimmune disorders in which the body reacts against itself and destroys one's own cells and tissues. Usual manife ... Read More
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A 66-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shaym Puppala
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
Auto-immune disease: Systemic lupus erythematosis: a complex disease. It is an "auto-immune" disease (production of antibodies attacking the sufferer's own body). Symptom ... Read More
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Dr. Angus Worthing
17 years experience in Internal Medicine
Autoimmune disease: The immune system causes inflammation in skin (often red cheeks after sun exposure), and/or joints, and sometimes organs like kidney, muscle, liver, b ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience in Rheumatology
It is: It is an autoimmune disease where your immune system attacks your body. There are 4 forms: systemic, drug-induced, discoid, and subacute cutanenous. ... Read More

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