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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Start with your PCP: and go from there. There are internists who specialize in sickle cell management, and your PCP will be the best person to refer you. Plus, if you star ... Read More

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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amandeep Kaur
9 years experience Family Medicine
Acne: You seem quite worried. Hopefully lupus testing was negative. Your issues of acne and itching are easily treatable but we need to know more informatio ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: It occurs in about 1 in 700 Caucasian women and 1 in 300 African American women.
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Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Genetic 2/3 envr 1/3: There are genetic forces in about 2/3 of people and environmental factors in1/3.
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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
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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 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
44 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
51 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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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Lyons
19 years experience Family Medicine
Lupus: There are quite a few tests that we use to diagnose lupus along with a physical exam. Some of these tests are: antinuclear antibodies (ana), anti-sm ... Read More
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