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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
37 years experience Rheumatology
Rheumatogist: Lupus, SLE, or Systemic Lupus Erythematosis is mainly cared for by rheumatologists.
Dr. Justin Greiwe
12 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Most Doctors: A diagnosis of lupus may be made by any physician (family practitioner, Internist, or pediatrician) but a rheumatologist specializes in this type of c ... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
Examination: It will take a history, physicial, lab tests, imaging - this combination is used to help make the diagnosis. A screening test is the ANA test but it ... Read More
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
48 years experience Rheumatology
Symptoms: It is a combination of symptoms/problems that allows the diagnosis, not just a simple test like the ana.
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Several doctors will likely help take care of a lupus patient: a primary care doctor to coordinate referrals to specialists, and to take care of non- ... Read More
Dr. PREM Menon
46 years experience Allergy and Immunology
YES: Rheumatologist.
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angus Worthing
18 years experience Internal Medicine
It can be: Systemic lupus can cause life-threatening diseases (kidney failure or strokes) and can increase risks of death from heart attacks, infections, etc. Lu ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Dr. Troy Ross answered
24 years experience Occupational Medicine
Uncertain: Whether a medical condition is considered a disability depends on many factors. First is the condition optimally treated and stable? What is the long- ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Absolutely: If you believe you may have lupus you need to have lab work done to check for autoantibodies related to lupus and other connective tissue disorders. D ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
30 years experience Geriatrics
Lots of blood tests: Your Family Doc can order lab tests to check for lupus & other rheumatologic maladies. Check out http://www.lupus.org/answers/entry/lupus-tests an ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
21 years experience Rheumatology
See below: You could have undifferentiated connective tissue which could explain the above statement that your doctor made. However; if you have not consulted ... Read More
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A 14-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
55 years experience Internal Medicine
There are blood: tests so the diagnosis is usually easy
A female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Just ask: Lupus is usually easily to screen out with a couple of blood tests. Raise the subject with your doctor to find out if such tests should be considered.

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