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what can be found in CBC to diagnose lupus

A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Wells
41 years experience Rheumatology
CBC: A CBC is usually done as part of the workup for many inflammatory and autoimmune diseases such as discoid lupus. There are changes in the CBC such as ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Lupus blood tests: Have your physician order an ANA test. If that is positive, seek the care of a rheumatologist. For further tests. Patients with lupus are anemic, usu ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Del Valle
35 years experience Anesthesiology
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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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
May not be lupus: Just because you have lupus does not mean everything that happens to you is due to lupus. YOu are a normal person who also has lupus but you can h ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
False pos test?: It sounds like you might have a biological false positive test, i.e. you don't really have syphilis. And it sounds like you might already know that fa ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Not enough info: Why was the CRP ordered in the first place? You need to supply specifics if you want a specific answer. The CRP is a nonspecific indicator of inflamma ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience Rheumatology
See below: It can be but there are other conditions that can cause similiar findings as well.
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rupesh Parikh
25 years experience Medical Oncology
Not likely: It is unlikely that a high ANA level by itself increase you risk of cancer. However if you have autoimmune disease like sjrojens for example it does h ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
ANA negative lupus: There is an entity called ANA negative lupus. Please visit this site for diagnostic criteria for SLE. From what you have described, it is unlikely tha ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
Urine analysis: Plus your blood tests will do it.

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